self-admiration

noun

self-ad·​mi·​ra·​tion ˌself-ˌad-mə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce self-admiration (audio)

Examples of self-admiration in a Sentence

his overweening self-admiration blinded him to constructive criticism of any kind
Recent Examples on the Web At first, Oliver meekly and gratefully laps up, metaphorically, the warm milk of affection that the family bestows on him between their rounds of backbiting and oblivious self-admiration. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 18 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-admiration was in 1609

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“Self-admiration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-admiration. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

self-admiration

noun
self-ad·​mi·​ra·​tion
ˌsel-ˌfad-mə-ˈrā-shən
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