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Egotism

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egotism
   1.excessive and objectionable reference to oneself in conversation or writing; conceit; boastfulness.
   2.selfishness; self-centeredness; egoism.

Egotism, egoism refer to preoccupation with one's ego or self. Egotism is the common word for obtrusive and excessive reference to and emphasis upon oneself and one's own importance: His egotism alienated all his friends. Egoism a less common word, is used especially in philosophy, ethics, or metaphysics, where it emphasizes the importance of or preoccupation with self in relation to other things: sufficient egoism to understand one's central place in the universe.

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