Definition of Self-praise

1. Noun. Speaking of yourself in superlatives.

Exact synonyms: Boast, Boasting, Jactitation
Generic synonyms: Speech Act
Specialized synonyms: Brag, Bragging, Crow, Crowing, Gasconade, Line-shooting, Vaporing, Bluster, Braggadocio, Rhodomontade, Rodomontade, Vaunt, Self-assertion
Derivative terms: Boast



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-praise

self-pollinating
self-pollination
self-polluted
self-polluter
self-polluters
self-pollutes
self-polluting
self-portrait
self-portraits
self-posited
self-positing
self-possessed
self-possession
self-praise (current term)
self-preservation
self-pride
self-proclaimed
self-produced
self-promotion
self-propelled
self-propelled vehicle
self-propelling
self-protection
self-publishing
self-punishment
self-raising
self-raising flour
self-realisation

Literary usage of Self-praise

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1. The Literary Character: Or, The History of Men of Genius, Drawn from Their by Isaac Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli (1881)
"... self-praise of genius.—The love of praise instinctive in the nature of genius.—A high opinion of themselves necessary for their great designs. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1877)
"In the lowest stages of man's development self-praise is not regarded as an offence against good taste. The savage warrior sings his own praises with ..."

3. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1835)
"self-praise. Vanity, egotism, a strong sense of their own ... bot UM complexion of self-praise must alter with the occasion ; for the simplicity of truth ..."

4. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and by Robert Christy (1887)
"self-praise is odious. 58. self-praise is the ground of hatred. 59. self-praise stinks. 60. The praise of a wise man is worth a whole theatre of others. ..."

5. Fraser's Magazine by Robert Louis Stevenson (1860)
"A character delighted with self-praise and unmoved by the praise of others high in the individual's own esteem, would be an anomaly. ..."

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