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A modern dictionary of 5,679 Catholic terms (including abbreviations), both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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SELF-LOVE

Definition

Inordinate regard for self to the neglect of others and indifference to their needs. In narcissim the attention is centered on the body, especially sexual self-satisfaction.