- an exaggerated, especially glamorized, estimate of oneself; conceit.
Origin of bovarism
1900–05; < French bovaryisme, after Emma Bovary, a character in Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary (1857); see -ism
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There is, however, this difference in the Bovarism of Nature's most exquisite moments.Impressions And Comments