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English definition of “narcissism”

narcissism

noun [U]     /ˈnɑːsɪsɪzəm/ formal
great interest in and pleasure at your own appearance and qualitiesShowing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
narcissistic     /ˌnɑːsɪˈsɪstɪk/ adjective If people or their actions are narcissistic, they show narcissism.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of narcissism noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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