self-congratulation

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self-congratulation

[self-kuhn-grach-uh-ley-shuhn, or, often, -graj-, -kuhng-, self-]
noun
the expression or feeling of uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's own accomplishment, good fortune, etc.; complacency.

Origin:
1705–15

self-congratulatory [self-kuhn-grach-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, -graj-, -kuhng-, self-] , adjective
self-congratulating, adjective
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self-congratulation
 
n
the state or an instance of congratulating or being pleased with oneself

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Example sentences
The national dialogue is gradually being lost in a froth of misleading
  self-congratulation and cliché.
It is cause not for self-congratulation but for celebration nonetheless.
In the swell of national self-congratulation over the fact that such a book
  could be published, it became a big best-seller.
The novel appears to be an act of both penance and self-congratulation.
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