[ self-flat-uh-ree, self- ]

  1. praise and exaggeration of one's own achievements coupled with a denial or glossing over of one's faults or failings; self-congratulation.

Origin of self-flattery

First recorded in 1670–80

Other words from self-flattery

  • self-flat·ter·ing, adjective

Words Nearby self-flattery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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