- the expression or feeling of uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's own accomplishment, good fortune, etc.; complacency.
Origin of self-congratulation
Related Words for self-congratulatorysmug, arrogant, complacent, conceited, content, egotistic, flushed, pleased, proud, vain, bigheaded, self-congratulatory
Examples from the Web for self-congratulatory
Contemporary Examples of self-congratulatory
“It was not in my nature to turn the campaign into a constant exercise in self-congratulatory autobiography,” he explained.George McGovern, Democratic Icon and Former Presidential Candidate, Dies at Age 90
October 21, 2012
A couple of times, Newt Gingrich got so surly and snarky and self-congratulatory that I was transported back to 1995.The Mitt and Rick Show
September 8, 2011
The tone, Thiessen says, is “factual but not self-congratulatory.”The Lost Bush Memoir
August 8, 2010
She has a self-congratulatory Web site dedicated to the issue.Are Hospitals the New Killing Fields?
March 19, 2010
Historical Examples of self-congratulatory
Teresa, however, was not at all self-congratulatory on the subject of her gown.Lady Cassandra
Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
The faces of the big four are wreathed in self-congratulatory smiles.Search-Light Letters
Bill smiled a self-congratulatory smile for the word which gave him the loophole of escape.Lightnin'
As he proceeded along these lines one could see the self-congratulatory expression fade from the faces of his white listeners.Booker T. Washington
Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
Sues saucy, self-congratulatory toss of the head 14 stung her so that she could have cried out.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline
Jennie M. Drinkwater
- the state or an instance of congratulating or being pleased with oneself