having an undue fascination with oneself; vain.
Psychoanalysis. tending to derive erotic gratification from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes.

Nearby words

  1. narceine,
  2. narcism,
  3. narcissi,
  4. narcissism,
  5. narcissist,
  6. narcissistic personality,
  7. narcissus,
  8. narco,
  9. narco-,
  10. narcoanalysis

Origin of narcissistic

First recorded in 1910–20; narciss(ism) + -istic

Related formsnar·cis·sis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·nar·cis·sis·tic, adjectiveun·nar·cis·sis·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for narcissistic



1912, see narcissism + -istic. Sometimes erroneously as narcistic. Related: Narcissistically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper