narcissist

[nahr-suh-sist]
noun
1.
a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish.
2.
Psychoanalysis. a person who suffers from narcissism, deriving erotic gratification from admiration of his or her own physical or mental attributes.
Also, narcist.


Origin:
1920–30; narciss(ism) + -ist

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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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narcissist
1930, from narcissism.
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Example sentences
Steve is a self confessed narcissist.
He is a delusional narcissist who will fight until his last breath.
My friend had some narcissistic characteristics, for sure.
If there was ever a time to be a narcissist, this is it.
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