self-infatuation

noun
self-in·​fat·​u·​a·​tion | \ ˌself-in-ˌfa-chə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce self-infatuation (audio) , -chü-ˈā- \

Definition of self-infatuation

: foolish or extravagant love or admiration for oneself From where I sat, he looked more like an incorrigible narcissist … whose love for others is little more than overflowing self-infatuation.— A. O. Scott Anything more than a few minutes during the pitch on how great they are is a sign of arrogance and self-infatuation.— Avi Dan

First Known Use of self-infatuation

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-infatuation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-infatuation. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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