self-flat·​tery ˌself-ˈfla-tə-rē How to pronounce self-flattery (audio)
: the glossing over of one's own weaknesses or mistakes and the exaggeration of one's own good qualities and achievements

Word History

First Known Use

1574, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-flattery was in 1574

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Cite this Entry

“Self-flattery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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