[ self-flat-uh-ree, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈflæt ə ri, ˈsɛlf- /
praise and exaggeration of one's own achievements coupled with a denial or glossing over of one's faults or failings; self-congratulation.
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Origin of self-flattery
First recorded in 1670–80
Related formsself-flat·ter·ing, adjective
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