Definition of narcissistic in English:


Line breaks: nar¦cis|sis¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˌnɑːsɪˈsɪstɪk


  • 1Having or showing an excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance: a narcissistic actress
    More example sentences
    • This finding refutes the common stereotype of the narcissistic woman with breast implants.
    • Call me vain or narcissistic or what ever.
    • They are described as: instinctively rebellious, non-conformist, narcissistic and determined to stay young.
  • 1.1Relating to narcissism: narcissistic personality disorder
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    • For instance, drug-using mothers have been characterized as egocentric with a narcissistic orientation toward their children.



Pronunciation: /-ˈsɪstɪk(ə)li/
More example sentences
  • A Falcone-based reading would see Caravaggio narcissistically engaged in his own reflection and hence negligent of the skull's reminder of death.
  • After achieving fame through great struggle, an artist soon narcissistically focuses on his own success story, assuming the status of some sort of pop prophet.
  • I'm narcissistically referencing my own comment to a previous post; read the ensuing discussion.

More definitions of narcissistic

Definition of narcissistic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody