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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Narcissus, beautiful young man in an ancient Greek story who loved to look at his face reflected in water and was turned into a flower, from Greek Narkissos

narcissism

noun
     
nar‧cis‧sis‧m [uncountable]
when someone is too concerned about their appearance or abilities or spends too much time admiring them - used to show disapproval:
He went to the gym every day, driven purely by narcissism.
narcissist noun [countable]
narcissistic adjective

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