Origin of self-congratulation
Related formsself-con·grat·u·la·to·ry [self-kuh n-grach-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, or, often, -graj-, -kuh ng-, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈgrætʃ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, or, often, -ˈgrædʒ-, -kəŋ-, ˌsɛlf-/, adjectiveself-con·grat·u·lat·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for self-congratulation
Let Jourdan Dunn be the first of many—not an island, or badge of self-congratulation.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Also missing, thankfully, is the sense of entitlement and self-congratulation one finds in the Bay Area.Battle of the Upstarts: Houston vs. San Francisco Bay|Joel Kotkin|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because it was a night for self-congratulation—a celebration of the IMW for its successes—no matter who showed up.
But there was plenty of complacency and self-congratulation on display.
“You can understand the self-congratulation,” the editorial said.
If he could not speak at all, his audience would have reason for self-congratulation.
In repeating these statistics he reproduced with an ironical exactness the tone of self-congratulation of the pharmacist.Home Fires in France|Dorothy Canfield
But complacency or self-congratulation can imperil our security as much as the weapons of tyranny.
"This being married to a poor novelist isn't so bad after all," I remarked with an air of self-congratulation.A Daughter of the Middle Border|Hamlin Garland
Arthur retired from the examination with a smile of self-congratulation, and Nigel took up the running.The Sixth Sense|Stephen McKenna