self-idolatry

noun
self-idol·​a·​try | \ ˌself-ī-ˈdä-lə-trē How to pronounce self-idolatry (audio) \

Definition of self-idolatry

: extravagant admiration for or devotion to oneself : self-worship Some admirable officials were even content to let their life's work be their monument. How quaint that seems in our age of fame junkies and self-idolatry, when for too many politicians it's all about the monument, and not nearly enough about the work.— Jeff Jacoby

First Known Use of self-idolatry

1642, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-idolatry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-idolatry. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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