self-congratulation

noun self-con·grat·u·la·tion \ ˌself-kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən , -ˌgra-jə- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of self-congratulation

: congratulation of oneself; especially : a complacent acknowledgment of one's own superiority or good fortune

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SELF-CONGRATULATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of self-congratulation for English Language Learners

  • : a way of behaving or speaking which shows that you are very happy about something that you have done


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