Definition of narcissism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnɑːsɪsɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːrsɪsɪzəm//
[uncountable] (formal, disapproving) Selfish
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the habit of admiring yourself too much, especially your appearance More Like This Expressions from history and legend Achilles heel, Cinderella, Herculean, Mephistophelian, Midas touch, narcissism, odyssey, Prince Charming, Procrustean, Promethean, Pyrrhic, Robin Hood, Scylla and Charybdis, Sleeping Beauty, Stygian, TitanSee worksheet. See related entries: SelfishExtra examples Freud made use of the notion of narcissism to understand other conditions. He became caught up in the narcissism of the self-styled glamour capital of the world. The performance was dominated by the preening narcissism of the group’s lead singer.
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