self-ad·​u·​la·​to·​ry ˌself-ˈa-jə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce self-adulatory (audio)
: expressive of excessive admiration or flattery for oneself
a self-adulatory acceptance speech

Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-adulatory was in 1830

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“Self-adulatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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