self-grat·​u·​la·​to·​ry ˌself-ˈgra-chə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce self-gratulatory (audio)

Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-gratulatory was in 1818

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“Self-gratulatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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