Definition of self-approbation in English:

self-approbation

noun

  • ‘he chuckled in self-approbation’
    another term for self-approval
    • ‘When her friend Abigail visited a poor woman with ten children, Sarah focused not on what Abigail did to help them, but on her friend's ‘engaging’ appearance and ‘smile of complacency and self-approbation’.’

Pronunciation

self-approbation

/sɛlfaprəˈbeɪʃ(ə)n/