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Medical Term:

narcissism

Pronunciation: nar'sis-izm, nar'si-sizm

Definition:

  1. A state in which one interprets and regards everything in relation to oneself and not to other people or things.
  2. Self-love, which may include sexual attraction toward oneself.

Synonym(s): self-love

[Narkissos, G. myth. char.]

See Also: autoeroticism

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