bovarism

[ boh-vuh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈboʊ vəˌrɪz əm /

noun

an exaggerated, especially glamorized, estimate of oneself; conceit.

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Origin of bovarism

1900–05; <French bovaryisme, after Emma Bovary, a character in Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary (1857); see -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM bovarism

bo·va·rist, nounbo·va·ris·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for bovarism

  • There is, however, this difference in the Bovarism of Nature's most exquisite moments.