self-glorification

noun

self-glo·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌself-ˌglȯr-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce self-glorification (audio)
: a feeling or expression of one's own superiority

Examples of self-glorification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, the song channeled the slightly uncomfortable fusion of selflessness and self-glorification that pop and rock ‘n’ roll stars inevitably projected during the charity-rock-event ’80s. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 29 Jan. 2024 Writing about other peoples has long been in service of self-glorification. Manvir Singh, The New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-glorification was circa 1800

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“Self-glorification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-glorification. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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