bovarism [boh-vuh-riz-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. an exaggerated, especially glamorized, estimate of oneself; conceit.

Origin of bovarism 1900–05; French bovaryisme, after Emma Bovary, a character in Flaubert’s novel Madame Bovary (1857); see -ism Related formsbo·va·rist, nounbo·va·ris·tic, adjective Examples from the Web for bovarism Historical Examples of bovarism

  • There is, however, this difference in the Bovarism of Nature’s most exquisite moments.

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    Havelock Ellis

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