self-congratulation
noun Date: 1712 congratulation of oneself; especially a complacent acknowledgment of one's own superiority or good fortune

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  • self-congratulation — ► NOUN ▪ undue pride regarding one s achievements or qualities. DERIVATIVES self congratulatory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-congratulation — N UNCOUNT If someone keeps emphasizing how well they have done or how good they are, you can refer to their behaviour as self congratulation. This is not a matter for self congratulation …   English dictionary

  • self-congratulation — self congratulatory /self keuhn grach euh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, or, often, / graj , keuhng , self /, adj. self congratulating, adj. /self keuhn grach euh lay sheuhn/, or, often, / graj , keuhng , self /, n. the expression or feeling of… …   Universalium

  • self-congratulation — self congratu lation n [U] behaviour that shows in an annoying way that you think you have done very well at something >.self congratu latory [ US ˌ. .ˈ.....] adj ▪ a smug, self congratulatory smile …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-congratulation — self′ congratula′tion n. the expression or feeling of uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one s own accomplishment, good fortune, etc.; complacency • Etymology: 1705–15 self′ congrat′ulatory, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-congratulation — noun self satisfied congratulation of oneself for ones achievements or situation …   Wiktionary

  • self-congratulation — /sɛlf kənˌgrætʃəˈleɪʃən/ (say self kuhn.grachuh layshuhn) noun approval, especially uncritical, of one s achievements, qualities, abilities, etc. –self congratulatory /sɛlf kənˈgrætʃələtri/ (say self kuhn grachuhluhtree), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-congratulation — noun (U) behaviour that shows in an annoying way that you think you have done very well at something self congratulatory / / adjective: a smug, self congratulatory smile …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-congratulation — n. = SELF SATISFACTION. Derivatives: self congratulatory adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-congratulation — noun undue pride regarding one s achievements or qualities. Derivatives self congratulatory adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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