ADJ-GRADED (disapproval)
If you describe someone as narcissistic, you disapprove of them because they think about themselves a lot and admire themselves too much. [FORMAL]

He was insufferable at times - self-centred and narcissistic.

...the image of the vain, narcissistic man.

English dictionary. 2008.

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