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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
  • Half an hour before, she had been writing a letter home, in a whirl of delight and self-glorification.

    The Testing of Diana Mallory Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • It was difficult to avoid smiling at his boasting and self-glorification.

  • The other, if you will forgive me, is no more than the desire for a cheap publicity, a form of self-glorification.

    Cytherea Joseph Hergesheimer
  • Even in the time of Moses this self-glorification was en evidence.

    The Dawn of Reason James Weir
  • Doubtless there was a touch of self-glorification in this, which, however, he kept strictly to himself.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • Also, their churches were meant for use; not show, nor self-glorification, nor town-glorification.

    Mornings in Florence John Ruskin
  • They had all joined the Band with the same objects, self-glorification and the advancement of their private interests.

  • That was a lie, of course—a kind of self-glorification, too.

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

    Jewel Weed Alice Ames Winter
  • Much of Wagners earnestness in his demands for improvement in art matters is attributed by the opposition to self-glorification.

    Wagner as I Knew Him Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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