Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The idolizing of one's self; immoderate self-conceit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The idolizing of one's self.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the worship of yourself

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Examples

  • A kind of self-worship in goth regalia, cribbed from Rand, Nietzsche and with a sprinkling of Crowley.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • It is a type of self-worship or self-deification, but why exclude the possibility of external forces at work?

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Thanks to Gervais' inspired – and, yes, occasionally scathing – stewardship, the Globes steered clear of the pretension and self-worship to which awards shows so often fall victim.

    Which Of His Golden Globes Jokes Crossed The Line?

  • As wonderful a tournament as the Masters is, Augusta can still come off as a blowy cathedral of self-worship — i.e. calling its spectators "patrons," a fancy word that is also used behind the counter at a food court.

    Phil Lifts Masters Out of the Woods

  • In fact, Von Schmaltz is so utterly convincing in his sweaty, gyrating self-worship that I had this charismatic whirlwind pegged as a male performer.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • What if the "lusts," "impurity" and "degrading" actions including "exchanging the truth about God for a lie" as described in Romans 1:24-25 actually referred to the lust for political power, wealth and idolatrous self-worship as exhibited by many anti-gay Christians, some of whom scapegoat LGBT people as a convenient way of diverting attention from their own sexual sins?

    Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.: The Truth Will Make Us Free: A Queer Year in Review

  • What if the "lusts,""impurity" and "degrading" actions including "exchanging the truth about God for a lie" as described in Romans 1:24-25 actually referred to the lust for political power, wealth and idolatrous self-worship as exhibited by many anti-gay Christians, some of whom scapegoat LGBT people as a convenient way of diverting attention from their own sexual sins?

    Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.: The Truth Will Make Us Free: A Queer Year in Review

  • Once you start posting personal statuses like, "I think I'll make soup now" or "I can't believe I have another headache," you know you're approaching the status of self-worship.

    David Suissa: Facebook Blues

  • His campaign is as full of cultish personality worship, self-absorbtion and self-worship, and as derogatory, demeaning, and destructive towards all kinds of opponents, both within and without the party as the Bush administration is.

    As Convention Begins, McCain Ad Features Hillary Supporter For McCain

  • Deftly, this painting stops just short of total self-worship while still conveying the notion that Hincapie's sporting exploits are orchestrated not by a Godlike higher power but are instead the earthly manifestation of some sort of Platonic ideal Hincapie who exists on a higher plane where steer tubes don't break and crabon wheelsets can withstand the punishing roads of Paris-Roubaix.

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