- containing or expressing praise: overwhelmed by the speaker's laudatory remarks.
Origin of laudatory
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Examples from the Web for self-laudatory
The sweep indulged himself in some extravagant, self-laudatory statements, one of which became a household word with us.My Lady of the Chimney Corner
But General Bullwigg would not drive until he had brought his anecdote to a self-laudatory end.IT and Other Stories
We can imagine what Cæsar might have said among his friends of the expediency of putting down this self-laudatory Consul.Life of Cicero
And Mesmer leaned back in his chair, with a self-laudatory smile, like an orator who has made his point.The Road to Paris
Robert Neilson Stephens
- expressing or containing praise; eulogistic
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Word Origin and History for self-laudatory
1550s, from Middle French laudatoire and directly from Late Latin laudatorius, from Latin laudare (see laud).
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