Definition of self-praise in US English:



  • Praise of oneself; boasting.

    • ‘When we received the paperwork to nominate ourselves we didn't bother, thinking that self-praise was no praise but boy, were we wrong!’
    • ‘Apart from more self-praise, we praise others more often today.’
    • ‘She carried on a monologue of self-praise and justification.’
    • ‘Other writers are very big on self-praise and vanity.’
    • ‘In both of these recent trials, the authorities came away with a guilty verdict - and self-praise that ‘a message has been sent’ - while avoiding the central issue.’



/ˈˌself ˈprāz/