egotistic, egocentric, self-absorbed, narcissistic, conceited, bigheaded, self-centred, selfish, self-love, self-centered, egoistic, egotistical, swellheaded, egomaniacal, vain, self-seeking, stuck-up, vainglorious, individualistic, self, self-involved, self-serving
- And she peevishly blamed them all, thinking that they were not kind to her, and she failed to perceive that what separated her from them all was a lack of spiritual concord, of harmony, of sympathy, because she had nothing that appealed to them and they had nothing that appealed to her, because the emanations from her soul and theirs never reached each other but flowed in two directions, because everything that they understood in one another, even without words, she did not understand, even though it were explained to her in words, because she looked upon them as sick, mad, egoistical and nerve- ridden, because they looked upon her as shallow and vulgar. - "Dr. Adriaan", Louis Couperus.
- She had been, be it said, a fair and frank young merchant with him in that season; she was of a nature to be a mother of heroes; she met the salute, almost half- way, ingenuously unlike the coming mothers of the regiments of marionettes, who retire in vapours, downcast, as by convention; ladies most flattering to the egoistical gentleman, for they proclaim him the " first". - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- From this crude statement of a signal fact, the thoughtless reader will at once judge me rapacious, egoistical, false, fawning, mendacious. - "Confessions of a Young Man", George Moore.