self-promotion

noun
self-pro·​mo·​tion | \ ˌself-prə-ˈmō-shən How to pronounce self-promotion (audio) \
plural self-promotions

Definition of self-promotion

: the act of furthering one's own growth, advancement, or prosperity : the promotion of oneself didn't try to disguise his self-promotion

Other Words from self-promotion

self-promoter \ ˌself-​prə-​ˈmō-​tər How to pronounce self-promoter (audio) \ noun, plural self-promoters
a self-promoter who never mentioned his teammates in interviews They both worked tirelessly on the project and never thought about bringing attention to themselves. They weren't self-promoters — Jim Lambert
self-promoting \ ˌself-​prə-​ˈmō-​tiŋ How to pronounce self-promoting (audio) \ adjective
self-promoting speeches a self-promoting celebrity/politician

First Known Use of self-promotion

1653, in the meaning defined above

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