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nar·cis·sism

(nar'sis-izm, nar'si-sizm),
1. A state in which one interprets and regards everything in relation to oneself and not to other people or things.
See also: autoeroticism.
2. Self-love, which may include sexual attraction toward oneself.
See also: autoeroticism. Compare: autosynnoia.
Synonym(s): self-love
[Narkissos, G. myth. char.]

self-love

(sĕlf′lŭv′)
n.
The instinct or desire to promote one's own well-being; regard for or love of one's self.

self′-lov′ing adj.

nar·cis·sism

(nahr'si-sizm)
1. Sexual attraction toward one's own person.
2. A state in which the person interprets and regards everything in relation to himself or herself and not to other people or things.
Synonym(s): self-love.
[Narkissos, G. myth. char.]

Narcissus,

Greek mythological youth who refused all offers of love.
narcissism - self-love, which may include sexual attraction toward oneself. Synonym(s): self-love
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