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

n a conceited and self-centered person

egoist, swellhead
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blowhard, boaster, braggart, bragger, line-shooter, vaunter
a very boastful and talkative person
an abnormally egotistical person
exhibitionist, show-off
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
a pathological egotist
miles gloriosus
a braggart soldier (a stock figure in comedy)
a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)
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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