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English definition of “egotism”

egotism

noun [U]     /ˈiːɡəʊtɪzəm/ (also egoism,   /ˈiːɡəʊɪzəm/   )
the opinion that you are very important so you are not interested in other peopleShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
egotist noun [C] egotistic     /ˌiːɡəʊˈtɪstɪk/ adjective (also egotistical,   /ˌiːɡəʊˈtɪstɪkəl/   )
(Definition of egotism noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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