American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Congratulation, especially self-satisfied congratulation, of oneself for one's achievements or good fortune.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or state of congratulating or felicitating one's self.
- self- + congratulation (Wiktionary)
“I am glad that these sites exist but the self-congratulation is getting a little much.”
“The campaign, under his management, had made no grievous errors during the summer, nor had their candidate, and he did not think it was tempting fate to indulge in a little self-congratulation.”
“But in the final weeks of that campaign, holding a lead they knew was insurmountable, an atmosphere of celebration and self-congratulation had begun to pervade his campaign.”
“But the Chinese should refrain from self-congratulation.”
“It was one evening in 1992 that a battling crew called Tribal Nation stopped me in my tracks with skills that removed me from any kind of self-congratulation.”
“My self-congratulation on avoiding eye contact with anyone was premature.”
“There was no time for the luxury of self-congratulation.”
“A hard-hitting noirish melodrama that hits the mark, despite a script that ventures into smug self-congratulation.”
“While the press release announcing the City's green infrastructure initiative includes typical and expected self-congratulation, the data presented in the release can't be spun and demonstrates the city's operational commitment to a clean environment:”
“However, this is no time for self-congratulation on the part of the police.”
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