Definition of egomania in US English:

egomania

noun

  • Obsessive egotism or self-centeredness.

    • ‘His motivation can certainly not be solely attributed to financial reward and egomania.’
    • ‘But surprise soon gave way to a mild attack of egomania.’
    • ‘He may be insecure, but his insecurity expresses itself not in egomania or depression, but in a garrulous, love-me-do amiability.’
    • ‘A reputation of jealousy, rage and egomania had made him the man he was today, and that was something he had come to regret.’
    • ‘His egomania, he wrote, was the other side of deficient self-esteem.’
    • ‘Sure, he drips egomania, but he is also struggling with a total lack of identity.’
    • ‘Ultimately what it amounts to is an aversion to pretentiousness and egomania.’
    • ‘It is not so much that Neil's blend of chippiness and egomania has abated, but that it has simply found its perfect outlet.’
    • ‘His estranged guitarist, songwriting partner and soulmate since childhood, had succumbed to cocaine, aloof behaviour and rampant egomania.’
    • ‘His TV show is an unwatchable spectacle of rampant egomania.’
    • ‘Moving on, let's tackle my presumed rampant egomania.’
    • ‘Isn't it a bit weird, conducting an imaginary interview with yourself, on a blog already devoted to furthering your growing egomania?’
    • ‘He combined athleticism, judgement and skill in an irresistible mix - and he was a great sportsman, totally devoid of egomania.’
    • ‘‘Whether those religious paintings are an expression of faith, whether they are deeply iconoclastic or whether they are a kind of extraordinary egomania we don't know,’ she says.’
    • ‘It wasn't egomania, it was a real financial necessity.’
    • ‘Politicians have a limited emotional range - normally just rampant egomania or self pity.’
    • ‘If a painfully hip novel set in the European fashion industry didn't contain the requisite amount of preening egomania, airy-fairy posturing and general preposterousness, you would probably ask for your money back.’
    • ‘One does not need to be laboring under maniacal egomania to begin to believe oneself above it all.’
    • ‘The band signed a massive deal, spent aeons in the studio and fell apart amid talk of egomania.’
    • ‘Seen from this angle, the giant personalities which many of them cultivated were not instances of egomania but their individual responses to the huge expectations which junior staff and patients placed upon them.’
    conceit, conceitedness, self-conceit, narcissism, self-love, self-admiration, self-regard, self-absorption, self-obsession, self-centredness, egotism, egoism, egocentrism
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Pronunciation

egomania

/ˌēɡōˈmānēə//ˌiɡoʊˈmeɪniə/