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Excessively conceited or absorbed in oneself; self-centred:‘he's selfish, egotistical, and arrogant’
self-centred, selfish, egocentric, egomaniacal, self-interested, self-seeking, self-regarding, self-absorbed, self-obsessed, self-loving, narcissistic, vain, conceited, proud, self-importantboastful, braggingView synonyms
- ‘Maybe I'm egotistic, but I do it for myself, not for anyone else.’
- ‘Political parties are voluntary associations with the egotistic aim of imposing their notion of how society should be ordered upon their fellow citizens.’
- ‘It will take him time to overcome his egotistic ways, and until then someone must protect those who he refuses to help.’
- ‘We can all create differences at some kind of level, but it is egotistic to think we can make some major changes.’
- ‘He is possessed of an enormous amount of self-confidence, but I don't believe he is egotistic in the normal, widely understood sense.’
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