Word of the Day: Narcissistic
nar-cis-sis-tic / när-suh-sis-tik
1. overly concerned with one’s own appearance
I was never narcissistic about my looks, but people thought that I should be so therefore I was.
Gore Vidal, 1925 – 2012
2. overly self-centered; thinking too highly of oneself
Meditation is a way to be narcissistic without hurting anyone.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, 1960 –
narcissistic, from Narcissus, the Latin transliteration of the name of the handsome mythical Greek youth Narkissos, who fell in love with his own reflection as he looked into a pool of water.
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.