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[nahr-suh-sist] /ˈnɑr sə sɪst/
a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish.
Psychoanalysis. a person who suffers from narcissism, deriving erotic gratification from admiration of his or her own physical or mental attributes.
Also, narcist.
Origin of narcissist
1920-30; narciss(ism) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for narcissist
  • 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.
  • The guy is either completely delusional or an utter narcissist or sociopath or both.
  • The musical is the happy narcissist of theater.
  • He is a narcissist and those people do not think beyond their own agenda.
  • Not everyone who has overly high self-esteem is a narcissist, though.
  • Lily remains a dedicated narcissist, addicted to face-lifts and a number of self-gratifying social causes.
Word Origin and History for narcissist

1930, from narcissism + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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