noun, plural nar·cis·sus, nar·cis·sus·es, nar·cis·si [nahr-sis-ee, -sis-ahy] /nɑrˈsɪs i, -ˈsɪs aɪ/ for 1, 2.
- narcissistic personality,
Origin of narcissus
Examples from the Web for narcissus
Calm down and reacquaint yourself with the myth of Narcissus.
At first glance, this makes us seem even worse than Narcissus.
“I am going to be the nominee,” the modern-day Narcissus declared while gazing at his reflection in the polls.Kirsten Powers: Newt Gingrich Is in Love With Himself|Kirsten Powers|December 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
And they lay in all sorts of graceful attitudes amid the tall grass and the narcissus flowers.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
I have occasionally come upon Narcissus about the twenty-fifth, I suppose, and wondered at my glum reception.
Narcissus meets me here every summer with refreshing beauty after my hard pull up the mountain.Rambles with John Burroughs|Robert John De Loach
In that short talk he knew Narcissus through and through; three years or thirty years could add but little.
The common herd is an old Narcissus who adores himself, and who applauds the vulgar herd.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
noun plural -cissuses or -cissi (-ˈsɪsaɪ, -ˈsɪsiː)
Word Origin for narcissus
type of bulbous flowering plant, 1540s, from Latin narcissus, from Greek narkissos "the narcissus," perhaps from a pre-Greek Aegean word, but associated with Greek narke "numbness" (see narcotic) because of the sedative effect of the alkaloids in the plant.
A beautiful youth in classical mythology who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. Because he was unable to tear himself away from the image, he wasted away and died.