nar·​cis·​sist | \ ˈnär-sə-sist How to pronounce narcissist (audio) \
plural narcissists

Definition of narcissist

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an individual showing symptoms of or suffering from narcissism: such as
a : an extremely self-centered person who has an exaggerated sense of self-importance … 48.7 per cent of the network share, tuned in … to watch Dame Edna, the supremo of narcissists, treat the celebrity guests on her TV talk show like audiovisual aids.— John Lahr Humblebragging makes you sound like a narcissist who is also being deceptive.— Elise Craig also : a person affected with narcissistic personality disorder But unlike the garden-variety snob, narcissists have impaired relationships because they're unable to enter anyone else's world. — Adelle Waldman … since the narcissist is so convinced of his high station (most are men), he automatically expects that others will recognize his superior qualities and will tell him so. — Charles Zanor
b : a person who is overly concerned with his or her physical appearance O.K., I'm like most baby boomers, a narcissist. In pursuit of the perfect body …— Cathy Booth



Definition of narcissist (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or characterized by narcissism : narcissistic narcissist behavior a narcissist personality

Synonyms for narcissist

Synonyms: Noun

ego-tripper, egocentric, egoist, egomaniac, egotist

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1917, in the meaning defined above


1934, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of narcissist

: an individual showing symptoms of or suffering from narcissism or narcissistic personality disorder

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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