self-flattery

[ self-flat-uh-ree, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈflæt ə ri, ˈsɛlf- /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. self-feed,
  2. self-feeder,
  3. self-fertile,
  4. self-fertilization,
  5. self-financing,
  6. self-forgetful,
  7. self-forgetting,
  8. self-fulfilling,
  9. self-fulfillment,
  10. self-fulfilment

Origin of self-flattery

First recorded in 1670–80

Related formsself-flat·ter·ing, adjective

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