self-infatuated

adjective
self-in·​fat·​u·​at·​ed | \ ˌself-in-ˈfa-chə-ˌwā-təd How to pronounce self-infatuated (audio) , -chü-ˌā- \

Definition of self-infatuated

: characterized by self-infatuation : having or showing a foolish or extravagant love or admiration for oneself a self-infatuated bore The self-infatuated idea that nobody could disagree with you for honest and informed reasons is far more dangerous than any influence that donors' money may exercise.— Thomas Sowell

First Known Use of self-infatuated

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-infatuated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-infatuated. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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