egotist

An egotist is an extremely self-absorbed, bragging person. If you share some bad news with an egotist, he'll be most concerned with how it affects him.

Egotists believe that the world revolves around them — when an egotist reads the newspaper, the stories that concern her most are the ones that involve her own interests. You might have a hint that a new acquaintance is an egotist if he uses the word I constantly during your conversations. Egotist was first used in the 1700s, and it initially meant specifically "talking too much about one's self," from the Latin ego, or "I."

Definitions of egotist
  1. noun
    a conceited and self-centered person
    synonyms: egoist, swellhead
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    blowhard, boaster, braggart, bragger, line-shooter, vaunter
    a very boastful and talkative person
    egomaniac
    an abnormally egotistical person
    exhibitionist, show-off, showboat
    someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention
    know-all, know-it-all
    someone who thinks he knows everything and refuses to accept advice or information from others
    megalomaniac
    a pathological egotist
    miles gloriosus
    a braggart soldier (a stock figure in comedy)
    popinjay
    a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)
    grandstander
    someone who performs with an eye to the applause from spectators in the grandstand
    hot dog, hotdog
    someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself
    poser, poseur
    a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
    type of:
    disagreeable person, unpleasant person
    a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
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