Pronunciation: (när'su-siz"em), [key]
1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
2. Psychoanal.erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development. Also,nar•cismPronunciation: (när'siz-um). [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.