Someone who is egotistical is full of himself, completely self-absorbed. Like the egotistical actor who blocks the audience's view of every other actor in the play during the curtain call so that he can hog the applause.

The prefix ego refers to a person's sense of self, or self-importance. To be egotistical is to have an inflated view of your self-importance — basically to think you're better than everyone else. You might express this egotism by constantly reminding your friends that you have a fantastic figure or a magnificent mind.

Definitions of egotistical
  1. adjective
    characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
    synonyms: egotistic, narcissistic, self-loving
    concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others
  2. adjective
    characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    “an egotistical disregard of others”
    synonyms: conceited, egotistic, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain
    feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
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