narcissism: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (när'su-siz"em), [key]
— n.
  1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
  2. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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