narcissistic

adjective nar·cis·sis·tic \ ˌnär-sə-ˈsi-stik \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of narcissistic

: of, relating to, or characterized by narcissism: such as
a : extremely self-centered with an exaggerated sense of self-importance : marked by or characteristic of excessive admiration of or infatuation with oneself
  • a narcissistic personality
  • He was a very narcissistic man, not too concerned with the world.
  • —Oliver Sacks
  • But when a mother's narcissistic needs are so great that she cannot relate to her child as he really is, she loves her child as a self-object—that is, as someone put on this earth to meet her needs.
  • —Sue Erikson Bloland
— see also narcissistic personality disorder
b : displaying or marked by excessive concern with one's own physical appearance
  • … she describes the bind created for women by the judgment that a woman preoccupied with her looks is narcissistic and a woman who is not is unfeminine.
  • —Carol Gilligan
  • Our narcissistic culture has turned us into a nation of body-image "junkies" using everything in our power to carve, reshape, remold, and recast our bodies' natural shapes and processes so that they are better fitted to our desires.
  • —Andrew Kimbrell

First Known Use of narcissistic

1915


Medical Dictionary

narcissistic

adjective nar·cis·sis·tic \ ˌnär-sə-ˈsis-tik \

medical Definition of narcissistic

: of or relating to narcissism

narcissistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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