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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
References in periodicals archive ?
The Freudian concept of the ego (entire person) instinctively seeking pleasure (libido) in infancy is also called innate primary narcissism (Ronningstam, 1998, p.
Sigmund Freud had mentioned that "the idea of the double sprung from the soil of unbounded self-love, from the primary narcissism which holds sway in the mind of the child" (Freud 1933: 41), therefore focusing the main idea, that of primary narcissism, merely on love.
In A Child is Being Killed: Primary Narcissism and the Death Drive, Leclaire argues that this "child" is in the first instance the phantasm of the infant as it existed in a state of primary narcissism and which, as "primary narcissistic representative," holds a privileged place in the adult unconscious.
Freud comments in his 1919 essay on the uncanny that the double springs from "the primary narcissism which dominates the mind of the child" (211) and is linked to a fear of disappearing, of death.
Primary narcissism, according to Freud, occurs when the libido is exclusively directed to the self.
In the imbroglio of primary narcissism, and in his theorisation of the aggressive ambivalence of the image of the Other in the formation of the ego, Lacan far exceeded the logic of supersession inherent to Hegelian phenomenology and familiar to us from Hegel's master/slave dialectic, positing the image of the Other, or ideal-ego, as an aporetic failure of self-completion or self-identity that, nonetheless, provides the only ground for the birth of the subject.

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