[law-dey-shuh n]

Origin of laudation

1425–75; late Middle English laudacion < Latin laudātiōn- (stem of laudātiō) a praising, equivalent to laudāt(us) (past participle of laudāre to laud) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsin·ter·lau·da·tion, nouno·ver·lau·da·tion, nounself-lau·da·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for self-laudation

Historical Examples of self-laudation

  • Not for me Is time for retrospection or for dreams, Not time for self-laudation or remorse.

    Custer, and Other Poems.

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • This kind of self-laudation benefits the hearer, and changes his opinion.

  • With this kind of self-laudation you may see that soldiers and sailors are most taken.

  • And Maurice rose in disgust, not unmixed with self-laudation.

  • She is where I meant her to be, and where no charge of self-laudation can touch her.

    Charlotte Bront

    T. Wemyss Reid

British Dictionary definitions for self-laudation


  1. a formal word for praise
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Word Origin and History for self-laudation



late 15c., from Latin laudationem (nominative laudatio) "a praising, commendation," noun of action from past participle stem of laudare "to praise" (see laud).

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