Definition of narcissism
narcissistplay \ˈnär-sə-sist\ noun or adjective
narcissisticplay \ˌnär-sə-ˈsi-stik\ adjective
Examples of narcissism in a Sentence
in his narcissism, he just assumed that everyone else wanted to hear the tiny details of his day
Recent Examples of narcissism from the Web
On Sunday, the actress spoke about Hollywood narcissism at a Cannes Lion event with YouTube star Grace Helbig, saying that stars should instead spend their time in the public eye talking about charitable causes.
Here in Colorado, a common way to escape the narcissism and banality of so much of daily life is to head into the wild and spend time with our state’s incredible natural surroundings.
Just because some characteristics of narcissism can increase persistence doesn't mean this is the only-- or even healthiest-- path to high performance.
Middle-aged readers often tend to scorn this sort of hothouse fictional narcissism.
China's Global Times wrote an editorial on the Times piece entitled NYT’s spy in China story full of narcissism.
It was meant for a stroke, not stupidity; for Alzheimer’s, not narcissism.
Charlotte Harrigan, a Northwood student who worked on the film about narcissism, said an English writing assignment on the topic had sparked dialogue and curiosity among students.
Psychologist Ed Connor, an expert for the defense who evaluated Shayna, diagnosed her with narcissism and low self-esteem.
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Origin and Etymology of narcissism
German Narzissismus, from Narziss Narcissus, from Latin Narcissus
First Known Use: 1822See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of narcissism
1: love of or sexual desire for one's own body
2: the state or stage of development in psychoanalytic theory in which there is considerable erotic interest in one's own body and ego and which in abnormal forms persists through fixation or reappears through regression
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