self-congratulation

noun
self-con·​grat·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌself-kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce self-congratulation (audio) , -ˌgra-jə-\

Definition of self-congratulation

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

First Known Use of self-congratulation

1655, in the meaning defined above

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self-congratulation

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English Language Learners Definition of self-congratulation

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

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