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

Word History

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-idolatry was in 1642

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“Self-idolatry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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