adjective Date: 1833 expressive of self-congratulation <
self-congratulatory memoirs

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  • self-congratulatory — self congratulation ► NOUN ▪ undue pride regarding one s achievements or qualities. DERIVATIVES self congratulatory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-congratulatory — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone or their behaviour as self congratulatory, you mean that they keep emphasizing how well they have done or how good they are. Officials were self congratulatory about how well the day had gone.… …   English dictionary

  • self-congratulatory — self con,gratu latory adjective showing you are very proud of what you have done, in a way that annoys other people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-congratulatory — Synonyms and related words: complacent, consequential, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic, narcistic, overproud, overweening, self admiring, self approving, self assuming, self complacent, self congratulating, self content, self contented, self… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-congratulatory — See self congratulation. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-congratulatory — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : indulging in self congratulation …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-congratulatory — UK / US adjective showing disapproval showing you are very proud of what you have done, in a way that annoys other people …   English dictionary

  • self-grat|u|la|to|ry — «SEHLF GRACH uh luh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. = self congratulatory. (Cf. ↑self congratulatory) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-congratulation — self congratulatory /self keuhn grach euh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, or, often, / graj , keuhng , self /, adj. self congratulating, adj. /self keuhn grach euh lay sheuhn/, or, often, / graj , keuhng , self /, n. the expression or feeling of… …   Universalium

  • self-congratulation — self congratu lation n [U] behaviour that shows in an annoying way that you think you have done very well at something >.self congratu latory [ US ˌ. .ˈ.....] adj ▪ a smug, self congratulatory smile …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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