self-congratulation

Related to self-congratulation: complacencies

self-con·grat·u·la·tion

(sĕlf′kən-grăch′ə-lā′shən, -grăj′-, -kəng-)
n.
Congratulation, especially self-satisfied congratulation, of oneself for one's achievements or good fortune.

self′-con·grat′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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self-congratulation

n
the state or an instance of congratulating or being pleased with oneself
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self′-congratula′tion



n.
the expression or feeling of uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's own accomplishment, good fortune, etc.; complacency.
[1705–15]
self′-congrat′ulatory, adj.
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Translations

self-congratulation

[ˌselfkənˌgrætjʊˈleɪʃən] Nautofelicitación f
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self-congratulation

[ˈsɛlfkənˌgrætjʊˈleɪʃən] nautocompiacimento
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References in classic literature ?
Relatives I had as few as misanthropist could desire; but from self-congratulation on the fact, on first landing, I soon came to keen regret.
"We've done our best, sir," the station-master remarked with a note of self-congratulation in his tone.
I, however, whose observations being less anxious, were likely to be more accurate, soon saw that the grounds for maternal self-congratulation were slight indeed; the gentleman appeared to me much more desirous of making, than susceptible of receiving an impression.
This last attribute, however, had been less carefully developed than his intellectual gifts, and was, in truth, rather a matter of shame than self-congratulation with him.
The honour is mine and the self-congratulation is mine.'
This is no matter of relief or self-congratulation to the driver, for his immovable philosophy is perfectly undisturbed by anything that happens in the coach.
It is a rich confusion of social self-congratulation and bodily disarray.
But it was a very different Challenger who greeted us in the morning--a Challenger with contentment and self-congratulation shining from his whole person.
Leaving him to his self-congratulations, I rose to secure my manuscript, for I now remembered it had been left upon the drawing- room table, and I determined, if possible, to save myself the humiliation of seeing it in his hands again.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) needs to take account of itself a little more deeply than it did during a meeting on Saturday presided over by NAB Chairman Mr Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, to review the overall performance of the Bureau, when it seems that it focused on self-congratulation, with forays into extolling the Chairman's wisdom and reviewing his slogans.
That goes for Endgame's knotty, referential storyline, which serves as a well-earned review of the franchise's high points and a round of self-congratulation at the project's success.
THE Tory leadership will be only too delighted to bathe in some self-congratulation at this weekend's party conference.