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self-flattery

[self-flat-uh-ree, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈflæt ə ri, ˈsɛlf-/
noun
1.
praise and exaggeration of one's own achievements coupled with a denial or glossing over of one's faults or failings; self-congratulation.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
Related forms
self-flattering, adjective
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