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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.narcissistic - characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
selfish - concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman

narcissistic

adjective self-loving, conceited, self-centred, self-absorbed, egotistical, egocentric, self-regarding, self-obsessed, egoistic, egotistic, full of yourself, in love with yourself I've never met anyone so self-centred and narcissistic.

narcissistic

adjective
1. Thinking too highly of oneself:
2. Unduly preoccupied with one's own appearance:
Translations
narsistinen
narcystyczny

narcissistic

[ˌnɑːsɪˈsɪstɪk] ADJnarcisista

narcissistic

[ˌnɑːrsɪˈsɪstɪk] adjnarcissique

narcissistic

adjnarzisstisch

narcissistic

[ˌnɑːsɪˈsɪstɪk] adj (frm) → narcisistico/a

narcissistic

adj narcisista
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