bovarism

[ boh-vuh-riz-uh m ]
/ ˈboʊ vəˌrɪz əm /

noun

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

QUIZZES

How Hip Is Your Lingo? Take Our Slang Quiz!
If you aren’t already skilled in slang, then this quiz can get you up to speed in no time!
Question 1 of 11
OK Boomer can be perceived as pejorative, but it is mostly considered to be _____

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for bovarism

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