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
With his erratic conduct, chronic lying, manic swings, fragile ego, and limitless narcissism, Trump has brought psychiatrists and psychoanalysts back into the political realm.
Middle-aged readers often tend to scorn this sort of hothouse fictional narcissism.
He, too, can be reserved, but his imagination, not to mention his narcissism, is inflamed by the notion of himself as a famous fugitive on the run.
Art historians have pointed to narcissism as the fuel for his early work, but Mr. Acconci was not in the business of inventing the video equivalent of selfies.
Bamford also has two very funny friends, who are played with languid savoir-faire and undermining narcissism, respectively, by Bridget Everett and Lennon Parham.
They’re both showy professions that exist in front of cameras, so the narcissism bar is already pretty high.
Even the coworkers’ banter took a stylistic downturn, skewing toward the overly nasty narcissism that shaded the first season.
This highly adaptive component of narcissism gives it a big edge over other disorders in getting passed down to the next generation.
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Origin and Etymology of narcissism
German Narzissismus, from Narziss Narcissus, from Latin Narcissus
First Known Use: 1822
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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