Definition of narcissistic in English:

narcissistic

adjective

  • 1Having an excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one's physical appearance.

    ‘a narcissistic actress’
    • ‘They are described as: instinctively rebellious, non-conformist, narcissistic and determined to stay young.’
    • ‘Call me vain or narcissistic or what ever.’
    • ‘But the angry reaction to her comments rose to a new level today with blogs on the left and right accusing her of being self-centred and narcissistic.’
    • ‘The other film goddesses were narcissistic, neurotic, concerned about no one except themselves.’
    • ‘His narcissistic lover cautions him against his charity towards his neighbours across the hallway.’
    • ‘Thirteen years ago I met a materialistic, narcissistic, superficial, bosomy woman from Long Island.’
    • ‘And he did the right thing, distancing himself from this highly narcissistic pastor.’
    • ‘There's a personality type in guys she's been attracted to in the past where they turn out to be far more narcissistic than they initially seem.’
    • ‘But where else, you may ask, can one go to see shallow, narcissistic pop stars rip off articles of clothing?’
    • ‘Somehow I think unsung social workers can reach out to the poor and downtrodden better than narcissistic guys who have gotten too much attention in the first place.’
    • ‘In Traveling Mercies, she demonstrates a unique ability to lay bare her soul even its ugliest parts without ever coming off as narcissistic or solipsistic.’
    • ‘She said that the media unfairly depicts celebrities who are publicly involved with politics as narcissistic.’
    • ‘Towards the end of the film, his buff, clueless, completely narcissistic character became less amusing and more annoying.’
    • ‘This finding refutes the common stereotype of the narcissistic woman with breast implants.’
    • ‘Politics attracts a certain type of guy: the narcissistic showman, hungry for attention and holding centre stage.’
    • ‘Young narcissistic adults tend to be ostracized and shunned by peers and colleagues.’
    • ‘He's clearly a shallow, narcissistic poseur - surely we're not supposed to feel sympathy for him?’
    • ‘"I'm not as narcissistic or self-referential as people think," he says with a smile.’
    conceited, self-loving, in love with oneself, self-admiring, self-regarding, wrapped up in oneself, self-absorbed, self-obsessed, self-centred, egotistic, egotistical, egoistic, egocentric, egomaniac
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    1. 1.1Relating to narcissism.
      ‘narcissistic personality disorder’
      • ‘All of the shooters may have felt the desire to defend narcissistic views of themselves and had very low self-esteem.’
      • ‘Thus, the cynical drive toward deconstruction itself can be seen as a narcissistic mechanism that flows from bitter childhood disappointment and traumatic disillusionment.’
      • ‘Patients with narcissistic personality disorder feel as if everyone and everything owes them - without any contribution on their part.’
      • ‘The narcissistic presumption of centrality that underpins paranoia here gives birth to semiotic solipsism.’
      • ‘But a blind spot around narcissistic vulnerability is perhaps the surest sign of extreme narcissistic vulnerability.’
      • ‘He convincingly argues that the protagonist suffers from a narcissistic disorder that structures her personality.’
      • ‘We also see that perversion is one manifestation of this narcissistic organisation within an individual.’
      • ‘For instance, drug-using mothers have been characterized as egocentric with a narcissistic orientation toward their children.’
      • ‘He later identifies that pathological disposition as a form of obsessional neurosis tinged with narcissistic tendencies.’
      • ‘In trying to engage and assess patients, therapists should remember that patients with narcissistic personality disorder will have certain traits that should be addressed therapeutically.’
      • ‘Food is a fixation here, as it is in bourgeois culture in general, because it is an easily manipulated projection of narcissistic ego.’
      • ‘The loss of the girl/boyfriend, for example, may well be an overwhelming and unbearable narcissistic injury.’
      • ‘But I have to take issue about the supposed diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder.’
      • ‘In addition, they describe the treatment of various narcissistic, anxiety, and dissociative syndromes.’
      • ‘Evidence points to the common existence of narcissistic personality characteristics and impulse control problems in pathologic gamblers.’
      • ‘Not surprisingly, the most narcissistic elements in apocalyptic belief require of the individual the most radical forms of self-loss.’

Pronunciation:

narcissistic

/ˌnärsəˈsistik/