self-infatuation

noun

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

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-infatuation was in 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Self-infatuation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-infatuation. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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