Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

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Synonyms of Narcissism

narcism, self-love

Alternate forms of Narcissism

Derivations: narcissist, narcissistic

Hypernyms: conceit, conceitedness, vanity

Origin of the word Narcissism

  1. 1905, from Ger. Narzissismus, coined 1899 by Ger. psychiatrist Paul N?cke (1851-1913) [in "Die sexuellen Perversit?ten"], 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 … more

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Words that sound like Narcissism

narcan, narcism, new norwegian, non-resiny, nonresiny, norseman, norwegian

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