It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love. Voltaire


nar·cis·sism http://img.tfd.com/m/sound.swf (närs-szm) also nar·cism (-szm)

n.

1. Excessive love or admiration of oneself. See Synonyms at conceit.
2. A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.
3. Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one’s own body or self, especially as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.
4. The attribute of the human psyche charactized by admiration of oneself but within normal limits.

[After Narcissus.]

narcis·sist n.
narcis·sistic adj.
narcis·sisti·cal·ly adv.

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. Salvador Dali

o·nan·ism

[oh-nuh-niz-uhm]  Show IPA

noun

1.

withdrawal of the penis in sexual intercourse so thatejaculation takes place outside the vagina; coitusinterruptus.
Origin: 
1720–30;  after Onan,  son of Judah (Gen. 38:9); see -ism

Related forms

o·nan·ist, noun
o·nan·is·tic, adjective
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