self-praise

noun
\ ˌself-ˈprāz How to pronounce self-praise (audio) \

Definition of self-praise

: 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

First Known Use of self-praise

1586, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-praise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-praise. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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