egotistic

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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Centered in self]
Syn. egoistic, self-centered, egocentric, personal, subjective, individualistic, introverted, solipsistic, inner-directed, isolationist, idiosyncratic.
Ant. social*, extrinsic, cosmopolitan.
2. [Having offensive concern for self]
Syn. narcissistic, boastful, conceited, vain, self-centered, egocentric, self-absorbed, self-obsessed, self-glorifying, vainglorious, egoistic, self-important, pompous, arrogant, insolent, autocratic, swollen, puffed up, affected, self-magnifying, presumptuous, overweening, supercilious, condescending, patronizing, superior, blustering, prideful, bumptious, grandiose, haughty, snobbish, high-handed, lordly, imperious, magisterial, scornful, contemptuous, disdainful, proud, bullying, sneering, pretentious, assuming, ostentatious, consequential, cocky*, brazen, impertinent, selfish, bombastic, bragging, flaunting, flamboyant, presuming, impudent, vaunting, inflated, stiff, overbearing, swaggering, domineering, bold, overconfident, self-satisfied, taking merit to oneself, like God Almighty*, stuck up*, too big for one's breeches*, too big for one's boots*, looking down one's nose*, high-hat*, snooty*, uppity*, wrapped up in oneself*, impressed with oneself*, full of oneself*, pleased with oneself*, stuck on oneself*, swell-headed*, big-headed*, know-it-all*, on an ego trip*; see also pompous , proud 2 .
Ant. humble*, meek, modest.
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
self-centered, selfish, self-absorbed, conceited, narcissistic, arrogant, vainglorious, selfworshipping, vain, smug, overconfident, *puffed up, *swellheaded.
ANT.: modest, humble, unpretentious
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Thinking too highly of oneself: conceited, egoistic, egoistical, egotistical, narcissistic, vain, vainglorious. Informal: bigheaded, stuck-up, swellheaded. See SELF-LOVE. 2. Concerned only with oneself: egocentric, egoistic, egoistical, egomaniacal, egotistical, self-absorbed, self-centered, self-involved, selfish, self-seeking, self-serving. Idiom: wrapped up in oneself. See SELF.

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