narcissism


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nar·cis·sism

 (när′sĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. Excessive preoccupation with or admiration of oneself. See Synonyms at conceit.
2. A personality disorder characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, and lack of empathy. Also called narcissistic personality disorder.
3. Pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, considered in psychoanalytic theory to be a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.

[After Narcissus.]

nar′cis·sist n.
nar′cis·sis′tic adj.
nar′cis·sis′ti·cal·ly adv.

narcissism

(ˈnɑːsɪˌsɪzəm) or

narcism

n
1. (Psychology) an exceptional interest in or admiration for oneself, esp one's physical appearance
2. (Psychology) sexual satisfaction derived from contemplation of one's own physical or mental endowments
[C19: from Narcissus]
ˈnarcissist n
ˌnarcisˈsistic adj

nar•cis•sism

(ˈnɑr səˌsɪz ɛm)

also nar•cism

(ˈnɑr sɪz əm)

n.
1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
2. Psychoanal. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes.
[1815–25; < German Narzissismus. See narcissus, -ism]
nar′cis•sist, nar′cist, n.
nar`cis•sis′tic, nar•cis′tic, adj.

narcissism

an excessive admiration of oneself. Also narcism. — narcissist, narcist n. — narcissistic, narcistic, adj.
See also: Self
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narcissism - an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourselfnarcissism - an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself; "self-love that shut out everyone else"
conceitedness, vanity, conceit - the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride

narcissism

narcissism

also narcism
noun
A regarding of oneself with undue favor:
Slang: ego trip.
Translations

narcissism

[nɑːˈsɪsɪzəm] Nnarcisismo m

narcissism

[ˈnɑːrsɪsɪzəm] nnarcissisme m

narcissism

nNarzissmus m

nar·cis·sism

1. n. narcisismo, admiración excesiva por sí mismo-a. y por los propios éxitos;
2. atracción sexual por su propio cuerpo.

narcissism

n narcisismo
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