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laudation

[law-dey-shuh n] /lɔˈdeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of lauding; encomium; tribute.
Origin of laudation
late Middle English
1425-1475
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
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Examples from the Web for self-laudation
Historical Examples
  • Back of all this self-laudation there was an ulterior motive hardly confessed to myself.

    Romance of Roman Villas Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • This kind of self-laudation benefits the hearer, and changes his opinion.

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

    Charlotte Bront T. Wemyss Reid
  • With this kind of self-laudation you may see that soldiers and sailors are most taken.

  • Fortunately, however, we were spared listening to his self-laudation.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • Poliziano's letter to Matthias Corvinus is a good example of his self-laudation.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7) John Addington Symonds
  • By his craft he had gained standing in his studies; by his self-laudation he had gained a following in the school.

  • self-laudation continues this hold of the medical profession upon the lay imagination.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • And Maurice rose in disgust, not unmixed with self-laudation.

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for self-laudation

laudation

/lɔːˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a formal word for praise
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Word Origin and History for self-laudation

laudation

n.

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

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