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narcissistic (ˌnɑːsɪˈsɪstɪk) 

Definitions

adjective

(psychology)
  1. of or relating to someone who has an exceptional interest in or admiration for oneself, esp one's physical appearance   ⇒ He was insufferable at times, self-centred and narcissistic.   ⇒ the image of the vain, narcissistic man
  2. of or relating to someone who achieves sexual satisfaction derived from contemplation of one's own physical or mental endowments

Synonyms

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= self-loving, conceited, self-centred, self-absorbed, egotistical, egocentric, self-regarding, self-obsessed, egoistic, egotistic, full of yourself, in love with yourself

narcissism (ˈnɑːsɪˌsɪzəm Pronunciation for narcissism or narcism (ˈnɑːˌsɪzəm Pronunciation for narcism

Definitions

noun

  1. an exceptional interest in or admiration for oneself, esp one's physical appearance
  2. sexual satisfaction derived from contemplation of one's own physical or mental endowments

Derived Forms

ˈnarcissist noun
ˌnarcisˈsistic adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Narcissus

Example Sentences Including 'narcissistic'

(On her side, Evie has for family only a narcissistic aunt, played with gusto by Deborah Kara Unger.
Toronto Sun (2003)
Because culture actively encourages young women to be narcissistic about their own bodies, they can easily become their own love objects.
Knowles, Jane Love - A User's Guide
He also had a narcissistic personality disorder -a love of himself -which explained his aggression towards women.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
I ask Zinczenko if it isn't a frivolous and narcissistic goal to try to achieve a six-pack.
Belfast Telegraph (2005)
In the judgment Lerner was said to display narcissistic personality traits and "as such" had a predisposition towards depression.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
Indisputably he was insufferable at times - self-centred and narcissistic with a temper that could explode outrageously.
Delman, David Death of a Nymph
Self five -- oddly narcissistic even in a crisis -- felt obscurely flattered.
Edward Docx THE CALLIGRAPHER (2003)
There is an extremely narcissistic notion of personality here.
Spiked
Think less about love -- masochistic, homosexual, narcissistic or otherwise -- and think more about rage.
Reeves, Robert Doubting Thomas

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