self-flattery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From self- +‎ flattery.

Noun[edit]

self-flattery (uncountable)

  1. Flattery of oneself; conceitedness.
    • 1633, John Donne, "Sapho to Philænis":
      Likenesse begets such strange selfe flatterie, / That touching my selfe, all seemes done to thee.