[ boh-vuh-riz-uhm ]
/ ˈboʊ vəˌrɪz əm /
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 bovarismbo·va·rist, nounbo·va·ris·tic, adjective
Words nearby bovarism
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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.Impressions And Comments|Havelock Ellis