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egotism

noun [U]     /ˈiː.ɡə.tɪ.zəm/ US  /-ɡoʊ-/ (also egoism) disapproving
thinking only about yourself and considering yourself better and more important than other people : Finding herself world-famous by the time she was 18 only encouraged the actress's egotism.SelfishnessInconsiderateSaddening, shocking and upsetting
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