flatter oneself

Definition of flatter oneself

:to believe something about oneself that makes one feel pleased or proud
  • Don't flatter yourself—you don't sing any better than we do.
  • I flatter myself that I'm a good dancer.

Word by Word Definitions

flatter play
  1. : to praise excessively especially from motives of self-interest

  2. : beguile

  3. : to encourage or gratify especially with the assurance that something is right

  1. : one that flattens

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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