bovarism


bovarism
bovarist, n.bovaristic, adj.
/boh"veuh riz'euhm/, n.
an exaggerated, esp. glamorized, estimate of oneself; conceit.
[1900-05; < F bovaryisme, after Emma Bovary, a character in Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary (1857); see -ISM]

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