bovarist

bovarism

[boh-vuh-riz-uhm]
noun
an exaggerated, especially glamorized, estimate of oneself; conceit.

Origin:
1900–05; < French bovaryisme, after Emma Bovary, a character in Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary (1857); see -ism

bovarist, noun
bovaristic, adjective
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