Definitions for narcissismˈnɑr səˌsɪz ɛm; ˈnɑr sɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nar•cis•sismˈnɑr səˌsɪz ɛm; ˈnɑr sɪz əm(n.)

also nar•cism

  1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.

  2. Psychoanal. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes.

Origin of narcissism:

1815–25; < G Narzissismus. See narcissus , -ism

nar`cis•sis′tic(adj.)

nar•cis′tic(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-love, narcism, narcissism(noun)

    an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

    "self-love that shut out everyone else"

Wiktionary

  1. narcissism(Noun)

    Excessive love of oneself.

  2. narcissism(Noun)

    Sexual desire for one's own body.

  3. Origin: After Narcissus, a character in Greek mythology who became obsessed with his own reflection.

Freebase

  1. Narcissism

    Narcissism is a term that originated with Narcissus in Greek mythology who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Currently it is used to describe a person characterized by egotism, vanity, pride, or selfishness. Narcissism has included particular meanings in specific fields: ⁕A concept in psychoanalytic theory, introduced in Sigmund Freud's On Narcissism ⁕An Axis II disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder, in DSM-IV ⁕A social or cultural problem ⁕A factor in trait theory used in some self-report inventories of personality such as the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory Except in the sense of primary narcissism or healthy self-love, narcissism is usually considered a problem in a person or group's relationships with self and others.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Narcissism

    A psychoanalytic term meaning self-love.

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