self-wor·​ship | \ ˌself-ˈwər-shəp How to pronounce self-worship (audio) also -ˈwȯr- \

Definition of self-worship

: extravagant admiration for or devotion to oneself : worship of oneself : self-idolatry Thanks to social media, young people take constant photos of themselves in a kind of self-worship.— Ed Leap Similarly, to watch the endless stream of award shows for Hollywood titans is to subject yourself to a narcissistic spectacle of collective self-worship.— Jonah Gould

Other Words from self-worship

self-worshipper \ ˌself-​ˈwər-​shə-​pər How to pronounce self-worshipper (audio) also  -​ˈwȯr-​ \ or self-worshiper noun, plural self-worshippers or self-worshipers
We have become a nation of hedonists and self-worshipers. — Matt Walsh

First Known Use of self-worship

1583, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-worship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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