: praise of oneself
… the excessive self-praise that marred his earlier writings.Alden Vaughan
Allowing himself a little self-praise, he [Tom Raudonikis] said, "I did well to finish the game."Roy Masters

Examples of self-praise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The authorities soon regained their grip, silencing critics and unleashing a torrent of self-praise, detailed accounts of disorder in other countries, and disinformation about the source of the virus. Aaron L. Friedberg, Foreign Affairs, 11 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-praise was in 1586

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Cite this Entry

“Self-praise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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