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Noun: egotism  'ee-gu,ti-zum
  1. An exaggerated opinion of your own importance
    - self-importance, swelled head [N. Amer]
     
  2. An inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    - ego, self-importance

Derived forms: egotisms

Type of: conceit, conceitedness, pride, pridefulness, vanity

Encyclopedia: Egotism