[ 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.

Origin of self-flattery

First recorded in 1670–80

Related forms

self-flat·ter·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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