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

Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-approbation was in 1640

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“Self-approbation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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