from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having an excessive love of oneself; egocentric; egoistic.

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  • adjective Having an inflated idea of one's own importance.
  • adjective Obsessed with one's own self image and ego.
  • noun A narcissist.

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  • adjective characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance


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  • In number theory a narcissistic number is a number that in a given base is the sum of its own digits to the power of the number of digits.

    153 being a well known example.

    See pluperfect digital invariant (PPDI)

    January 28, 2009