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 ?
'Sophronia, darling, Mr and Mrs Boffin will remind you of the old adage, that self-praise is no recommendation.'
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.
This bit of self-praise, of course, fitted excel- lently the laborious inanity of the whole conversa- tion.
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.
Self-praise is no recommendation, but I may say for myself that I am not so bad a man of business neither."
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?) into reflection on herself.
The rejoinder also accused the judge of a 'lack of patience,' of craving 'self-praise and cheap publicity' and trying to 'sensationalise' the matter and above all, suffering from 'two mental issues namely 'self-persecution phobia' and considering himself 'a legend'.
The Kogi State government has accused a former chief of naval staff, Jubrin Usman, of attempting to distract the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, with his claim that government was engaging in self-praise over payment of salary arrears to workers.
Bob Collymore showed us a different way of "going", a way that is much more compassionate on the remaining family and friends, a way that left us with pleasant memories and eased the pain and suffering of those close to him, a way that was unpretentious and whose final rites were devoid of the self-praise and aggrandizement that our African Big men are so fond of.
She said Shehbaz Sharif in his speech also indulged in self-praise and did not touch the issue of wasting Rs 45 billion for his self-projection.
He said that the press conference of PML-N leaders tantamounts to self-praise and living in fool's paradise.
The Board has attempted to deflect consideration of our concerns by charging ahead with the filing of its Proxy Statement, which despite extensive self-praise and preening, is likewise bereft of any refutation of Voce's litany of serious allegations or disclosure of any investigative steps it may have taken.