egoitis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

ego +‎ -itis

NounEdit

egoitis (uncountable)

  1. (humorous) A notional disease characterised by an overblown ego.
    • 1906, William Magnay, The Master Spirit
      "Ah, she has caught the disease egoitis in a virulent form from her husband who was once a commercial traveller," Gastineau commented.
    • 1965, Edward John Kempf, Abraham Lincoln's philosophy of common sense (volume 1, page 166)
      ...a compensatory egoitis that grew sarcastic and satirical in debate.
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