self-praise


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self-praise

n
the act or an instance of expressing commendation for oneself
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
crowing, gasconade, line-shooting, vaporing, brag, bragging, crow - an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
braggadocio, rhodomontade, rodomontade, bluster - vain and empty boasting
vaunt - extravagant self-praise
self-assertion - the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
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self-praise

[ˌselfˈpreɪz] Nautobombo m
References in classic literature ?
To all this conversation Don Quixote was listening very attentively, and sitting up in bed as well as he could, and taking the hostess by the hand he said to her, "Believe me, fair lady, you may call yourself fortunate in having in this castle of yours sheltered my person, which is such that if I do not myself praise it, it is because of what is commonly said, that self-praise debaseth; but my squire will inform you who I am.
Self-praise is no recommendation, but I may say for myself that I am not so bad a man of business neither.
Osborne broke out into a rhapsody of self-praise and imprecations;-- by the first, excusing himself to his own conscience for his conduct; by the second, exaggerating the undutifulness of George.
This bit of self-praise, of course, fitted excel- lently the laborious inanity of the whole conversa- tion.
Sophronia, darling, Mr and Mrs Boffin will remind you of the old adage, that self-praise is no recommendation.
The boy congratulated himself on his good looks; the girl grew angry, and could not bear the self-praises of her Brother, interpreting all he said (and how could she do otherwise?
The Justice Minister said: "This should not be a time for self-praise by anyone, particularly the DUP and Sinn Fein.
The "feel good" essence was overwhelming if a little tedious like all self-praise.
In the foreword, he writes, "I believe his (Modi's) penchant for self-praise and self-publicity will redound on him.
On one hand, the depressing internal feelings of laziness, indifference, selfishness, self-praise, pride, greed, and improper sexual desires, as well as other various harmful desires of comfort, wealth, fame, etc.