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narcissist +‎ -ic

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌnɑː.sɪˈsɪs.tɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌnɑɹ.sɪˈsɪs.tɪk/
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narcissistic (comparative more narcissistic, superlative most narcissistic)

  1. Having an inflated idea of one's own importance.
  2. Obsessed with one's own self image and ego.
    • 2016, Tim Carvell [et al.], “Third Parties”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 26, John Oliver (actor), Warner Bros. Television, via HBO:
      Anyone who goes into a voting booth on November the 8th and comes out saying, “I feel a hundred percent great about what I just did in there!,” is either lying to themselves, or did something unspeakable in that booth! And that means, as uncomfortable as this is, everyone has to own the floors of whoever you vote for, whether they are a lying handsy narcissistic sociopath, a hawkish Wall Street-friendly embodiment of everything that some people can’t stand about politics, an ill-tempered mountain molester with a radical dangerous tax plan that even he can’t defend, or a conspiracy-pandering political neophyte with no clear understanding of how government operates and who once recorded this folk rap about the virtues of bicycling.

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Noun edit

narcissistic (plural narcissistics)

  1. A narcissist.
    • 1996, Susan B. Gall, Bernard Beins, Alan Feldman, The Gale encyclopedia of psychology, page 247:
      Because narcissistics cannot handle failure, they will take great lengths to avoid risks and situations in which defeat is a possibility.

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