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Below you will find the definition of narcissistic, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
EXAMPLES - Narcissistic in a Sentence
- "Clemens was what Freud would call a narcissistic suitor." (source)
- When I read this, why does the word narcissistic come to mind? (source)
- There ` s a survey out called the narcissistic personality disorder. (source)
- They tell me I've got something called narcissistic personality disorder. (source)
- But somebody has to call narcissistic behavior when they see it, don't they? (source)
- Henry's behaviour, it seems to me plausible that a vain narcissistic man like (source)
- They see the Internet as a mirror into which they can gaze in narcissistic rapture. (source)
- CYNTHIA MCFADDEN, ABC NEWS: You've been called narcissistic, delusional, a sociopath. (source)
- I give them a personality questionnaire, called the narcissistic personality inventory. (source)
- Tonight we ` ve heard terms such as narcissistic personality disorder, pathological liar. (source)
- Being enamored is a step toward being narcissistic, which is very unhealthy and self-defeating. (source)
- Toobin, another panelist, said upon hearing this that the Clintons were incredibly "narcissistic". (source)
- Any embodiment of the desire painfully intrudes upon and disrupts its basis in narcissistic fantasy. (source)
- All politicians are egotists, but Lieberman seems to have retreated into a kind of narcissistic cocoon. (source)
- I think it refers to a kind of narcissistic abjection or to a claim to stardom based on a staged vulnerability. (source)
- Words like "narcissistic" and "superficial" are used to describe ordinary people who seek fame or reality show careers. (source)
- One study found that 30 percent of young people were classified as narcissistic according to a widely used psychological test. (source)
- That's because most politicians have tendencies of personality that DSM IV devotees might call narcissistic personality disorder. (source)
- His conduct showed him to be possessed by a kind of narcissistic rage; for the sake of his ego he sacrificed the good of the nation. (source)
- Gilbert released a sharp-tongued statement shortly after James's announcement last Thursday, calling it "narcissistic" and "cowardly behavior." (source)
- What kind of narcissistic bitch goes out to find the prettiest baby daddy she can, has the baby and then makes it about "poor Halle" all the time? (source)
- But he goes much farther, calling the basketball star "narcissistic," stating he has deserted his hometown and calling the move a "cowardly betrayal." (source)
- It's amusing to me that the list writers have been called narcissistic or self-obsessed for sharing some odd facts of their lives in a voluntary forum. (source)
- Yet, can families, organizations, ethnic groups, churches, and even whole nations be safely described as "narcissistic" or "pathologically self-absorbed"? (source)
- Big shiny egos with flashy tricks may be mucking around in everyone's business, calling narcissistic attention to themselves as they pretend to do noble deeds. (source)
- Added Devine, "The behavior of what's going on here is very akin to what we refer to as a narcissistic personality in the sense that they need a lot of stroking. (source)
- He enjoys "cult status" around the world, but is a "narcissistic," "immature," "elitist" whose fame is as deserved as the vacuous Brittany Spears and Paris Hilton. (source)
- Anyway, last week the good doctor was prompted by a recent court case to write his usual lengthy analysis of a condition known as narcissistic personality disorder. (source)
- This experience is commonly characterized by the narcissistic quality of the attachment, with its absorption, ecstasy, and maintenance of a state of absolute perfection. (source)
- We asked National Arts Club president O. Aldon James Jr. how he felt about Mr. Koons 'reputation as an "exemplar of 80s inflation," "too commercial," "narcissistic ..." (source)
- Creating false dichotomies are typical rhetorical weapons used by people of the lie, who are afflicted with a psychological illness known as narcissistic personality disorder. (source)
- ESPN's Bill Simmons threw a veritable hissy-fit decrying James 'prime time announcement as "narcissistic" and the equivalent of driving a "pitchfork into the back of Cleveland." (source)
- True, the letter Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert penned to disappointed fans, in which he referred to LeBron as "narcissistic" and called his decision to play for Miami a "betrayal," was out of line. (source)
- Shortly after James 'announcement, Gilbert fired off an incendiary letter to Cavs fans, vilifying the 25-year-old and calling his decision to bolt Cleveland as "narcissistic" and "cowardly behavior." (source)
- Oh, he ` s calling her narcissistic and manipulative and saying, oh, she ` s angry and she resents the -- she resented the prissy British student who thought she was sloppy and too easy with the boys. (source)
- SCOTT AMBERS, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: He probably does suffer from some form of psychopathology, some form of psychiatric disturbance which I think is best captured by a diagnosis called narcissistic personality disorder. (source)
- Otto Kernberg described malignant narcissism (also known as narcissistic supply) as a syndrome characterized by a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), antisocial features, paranoid traits, and ego-syntonic aggression. (source)
- Then I started to think about the people in the Himalayas whose cataracts would be helped, and I realized that I went from this kind of narcissistic self-focus to altruistic joy, to feeling good for the people that were being helped. (source)
- Self psychologists believe that individuals with self deficits, or what is termed narcissistic vulnerability, require a treatment relationship that is more empathic, human, experiential, and reparative than is characteristic of traditional psychotherapy. (source)
- Instead, as the angry owner wrote in a scathing, well-earned public excoriation of his former star, James staged a "narcissistic" ESPN circus -- complete with his own paid interviewer, Jim Gray -- and literally left Gilbert to find out about Lebron's decision at the same time as I did. (source)
- We issued something called the narcissistic personality inventory and we discovered -- not so much to our surprise -- we were able to prove though that people of celebrity status, people who need to be a celebrity, come to their celebrity status with a very high probability of narcissistic traits. (source)
- Kohut argued that treatment must build and strengthen the personality and that individuals with self deficits or what is termed narcissistic vulnerability require a treatment relationship that is more empathic, human, experiential, and reparative than is characteristic of traditional psychotherapy. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 37.0, which suggests that "narcissistic" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 9 synonyms for narcissistic.
conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-centered, self-involved, self-loving, stuck-up, vain, vainglorious
We have 3 antonyms for narcissistic.
outgoing, sacrificing, unselfish
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of narcissistic from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Having an inflated idea of one's own importance.
- (adjective) Obsessed with one's own self image and ego.
- (noun) A narcissist.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Having an excessive love of oneself; egocentric; egoistic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance