A Word A Day-Narcissism
( Noun )Narcissism
Word of 13th June 2007: A Word A Day-Narcissism
(NAHR si SIZ um): excessive love of one's body or one-self
• In Greek mythology, Narcissus
was a boy who fell in love with his own reflection and after lying around for a long time staring at it, turned into a flower.
• To engage in narcissism
is to be like Narcissus
• Throwing a kiss to your reflection in the mirror is an act of narcissism
. So is filling your living room with all your bowling trophies or telling everyone how smart and good-looking you are.
• Someone who suffers from narcissism
is said to be narcissistic
• The selfish students were bound up in narcissistic
concerns and gave no thought to other people.
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