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self-congratulation

[self-kuh n-grach-uh-ley-shuh n, or, often, -graj-, -kuh ng-, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˌgrætʃ əˈleɪ ʃən, or, often, -ˌgrædʒ-, -kəŋ-, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
the expression or feeling of uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's own accomplishment, good fortune, etc.; complacency.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15
Related forms
self-congratulatory
[self-kuh n-grach-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, -graj-, -kuh ng-, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈgrætʃ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i or, often, -ˈgrædʒ-, -kəŋ-, ˌsɛlf-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
self-congratulating, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self con-gratulations

self-congratulation

noun
1.
the state or an instance of congratulating or being pleased with oneself
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Word Origin and History for self con-gratulations

self-congratulation

n.

1630s, from self- + congratulation.

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