self-infatuated

adjective

self-in·​fat·​u·​at·​ed ˌself-in-ˈfa-chə-ˌwā-təd How to pronounce self-infatuated (audio)
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: 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

Examples of self-infatuated in a Sentence

a physician who specializes in cosmetic surgery mainly for self-infatuated socialites

Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-infatuated was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Self-infatuated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-infatuated. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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