self-flat·​ter·​ing ˌself-ˈfla-tə-riŋ How to pronounce self-flattering (audio)
: given to self-flattery

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-flattering was circa 1586

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“Self-flattering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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