nar·​cis·​sist | \ˈnär-sə-sist \
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 … 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 But unlike the garden-variety snob, narcissists have impaired relationships because they're unable to enter anyone else's world.— Adelle Waldman They're still raging narcissists with a sense of entitlement stronger than the gravitational field of Jupiter.— Judith Rascoe

b : a person who is overly concerned with his or her physical appearance 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

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

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obstinately defiant of authority

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