Mrs. Chapman waited with an air of self-admiration for a reply.
But there self-admiration ceased to be all-sufficient for her.
The extreme form of auto-erotism is the tendency for the sexual emotion to be absorbed and often entirely lost in self-admiration.
In giddiness of self-admiration, she felt everything to be possible.
Steve looked as proud as any peacock that strutted along a wall in self-admiration.
His egoism likewise found a more perfect surfeit in his own self-admiration than in that of others.
The excuse for the King was the fact that the entire world shared in his self-admiration.
Surely, for this may well give way all our paltry self-consciousness, our self-admiration and self-worships!
I always compare her to Narcissus, who died of self-admiration.
His self-admiration makes him consider his adversaries, and even his rivals, as miscreants deserving of death.
early 15c., "wonder," from Middle French admiration (14c.) or directly from Latin admirationem (nominative admiratio) "a wondering at, admiration," noun of state from past participle stem of admirari "admire," from ad- "at" (see ad-) + mirari "to wonder," from mirus "wonderful" (see miracle). The sense has weakened steadily since 16c.