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[nahr-suh-sis-tik] /ˌnɑr səˈsɪs tɪk/
having an undue fascination with oneself; vain.
Psychoanalysis. tending to derive erotic gratification from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes.
Origin of narcissistic
1910-20; narciss(ism) + -istic
Related forms
narcissistically, adverb
nonnarcissistic, adjective
unnarcissistic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for narcissistic
  • It's so narcissistic it frightens me.
  • Holding the hand mirror a couple of inches from my myopic eyes, I began to feel dangerously narcissistic.
  • The number of narcissistic personality disorders has increased.
  • She has a quaint morality, a narcissistic personality.
  • It's so narcissistic of him.
  • From my perspective he is narcissistic, abrasive, and whiny
  • It's the story of a brilliant but narcissistic man who betrays his species, and the genocidal android who loved him.
  • Some say today's mix of easy information sharing and celebrity-driven media culture is making us more narcissistic.
  • That's asking a lot from a species that is hopelessly narcissistic.
  • Many psychopaths are narcissistic, but not many narcissists are psychopathic.
Word Origin and History for narcissistic

1912, see narcissism + -istic. Sometimes erroneously as narcistic. Related: Narcissistically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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