self-flattery

noun
self-flat·​tery | \ ˌself-ˈfla-tə-rē How to pronounce self-flattery (audio) \

Definition of self-flattery

: the glossing over of one's own weaknesses or mistakes and the exaggeration of one's own good qualities and achievements

First Known Use of self-flattery

1574, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-flattery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-flattery. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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