self-approbation

noun
self-ap·​pro·​ba·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌa-prə-ˈbā-shən How to pronounce self-approbation (audio) \

Definition of self-approbation

: satisfaction with oneself or one's actions and achievements : approbation of oneself Dull as he was, he had no small share of quiet self-approbation.— Samuel Butler

First Known Use of self-approbation

1640, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-approbation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-approbation. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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