narcissism

[nahr-suh-siz-em] /ˈnɑr səˌsɪz ɛm/
noun
1.
inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism.
2.
Psychoanalysis. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.
Also, narcism
[nahr-siz-uh m] /ˈnɑr sɪz əm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1815–25; < German Narzissismus. See narcissus, -ism
Related forms
narcissist, narcist, noun
narcissistic, narcistic, adjective
nonnarcism, noun
nonnarcissism, noun
Example Sentences for narcism
narcism ruled that small circle and it is no surprise these sharks will eat each other.
British Dictionary definitions for narcism
narcissism or narcism (ˈnɑːsɪˌsɪzəm, ˈnɑːˌsɪzəm)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from Narcissus]
 
narcism or narcism
 
n
 
[C19: from Narcissus]
 
'narcissist or narcism
 
n
 
narcis'sistic or narcism
 
adj

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Word Origin and History for narcism
narcissism
1905, from Ger. Narzissismus, coined 1899 by Ger. psychiatrist Paul Näcke (1851-1913) [in "Die sexuellen Perversitäten"], on a comparison first suggested 1898 by Havelock Ellis, from Gk. Narkissos, beautiful youth in mythology (Ovid, "Metamorphoses," iii.370) who fell in love with his own reflection in a spring and was turned to the flower narcissus (q.v.).
But already Krishna, enamoured of himself, had resolved to experience lust for his own self; he manifested his own Nature in the cow-herd girls and enjoyed them." [Karapatri, "Lingopasana-rahasya," Siddhanta, II, 1941-2]
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narcism in Medicine

narcissism nar·cis·sism (när'sĭ-sĭz'əm) or nar·cism (när'sĭz'əm)
n.

  1. Excessive love or admiration of oneself.

  2. Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, especially as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.


nar'cis·sist n.
nar'cis·sis'tic adj.
nar'cis·sis'ti·cal·ly adv.
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narcism in Culture
narcissism [(nahr-suh-siz-uhm)]

A consuming self-absorption or self-love; a type of egotism. Narcissists constantly assess their appearance, desires, feelings, and abilities.

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