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glorification

[glawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, glohr-] /ˌglɔr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌgloʊr-/
noun
1.
a glorified or more splendid form of something.
2.
the act of glorifying.
3.
the state of being glorified.
4.
exaltation to the glory of heaven.
Origin of glorification
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Late Latin glōrificātiōn- (stem of glōrificātiō), equivalent to glōrific(āre) to glorify + -ātiōn- -ation
Related forms
deglorification, noun
reglorification, noun
self-glorification, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-glorification
Historical Examples
  • It was difficult to avoid smiling at his boasting and self-glorification.

  • He grew a peculiar ability for self-glorification and for slugging the other man.

    Jewel Weed

    Alice Ames Winter
  • Even in the time of Moses this self-glorification was en evidence.

    The Dawn of Reason James Weir
  • I do not mention these things with any desire for self-glorification.

  • He felt a peculiar self-consciousness, a self-glorification in his own misery.

    The Uncalled

    Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Also, their churches were meant for use; not show, nor self-glorification, nor town-glorification.

    Mornings in Florence John Ruskin
  • That was a lie, of course—a kind of self-glorification, too.

    Night and Day Virginia Woolf
  • Tall talk and self-glorification were rampant, and no criticism was tolerated.

    Matthew Arnold G. W. E. Russell
  • But you've no idea how self-glorification has eaten into me.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • Never does the narrator descend to self-glorification or dwell unnecessarily upon the details of his continual martyrdom.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for self-glorification

glorification

/ˌɡlɔːrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of glorifying or state of being glorified
2.
(informal) an enhanced or favourably exaggerated version or account
3.
(Brit, informal) a celebration
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Word Origin and History for self-glorification
n.

1826, from self- + glorification.

glorification

n.

mid-15c. as a term in alchemy, "action of refining; state of being refined," from Late Latin glorificationem (nominative glorificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of glorificare (see glorify). From c.1500 in theology; general sense by mid-19c.

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