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[law-dey-shuh n] /lɔˈdeɪ ʃən/
an act or instance of lauding; encomium; tribute.
Origin of laudation
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English laudacion < Latin laudātiōn- (stem of laudātiō) a praising, equivalent to laudāt(us) (past participle of laudāre to laud) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
interlaudation, noun
overlaudation, noun
self-laudation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for self-laudation
Historical Examples
  • Not for me Is time for retrospection or for dreams, Not time for self-laudation or remorse.

    Custer, and Other Poems. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • This kind of self-laudation benefits the hearer, and changes his opinion.

  • With this kind of self-laudation you may see that soldiers and sailors are most taken.

  • And Maurice rose in disgust, not unmixed with self-laudation.

  • She is where I meant her to be, and where no charge of self-laudation can touch her.

    Charlotte Bront T. Wemyss Reid
  • Fortunately, however, we were spared listening to his self-laudation.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • Back of all this self-laudation there was an ulterior motive hardly confessed to myself.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • Poliziano's letter to Matthias Corvinus is a good example of his self-laudation.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7) John Addington Symonds
  • Every crowd has a list of heroic names which it uses in its propaganda and in its self-laudation.

    The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin
  • self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.

    Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for self-laudation


a formal word for praise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for self-laudation



late 15c., from Latin laudationem (nominative laudatio) "a praising, commendation," noun of action from past participle stem of laudare "to praise" (see laud).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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