self-infatuation

noun

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

Examples of self-infatuation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dorothy and Anna, perhaps, are just passing through necessary bouts of self-infatuation on their way to maturity. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-infatuation was in 1828

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“Self-infatuation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-infatuation. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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