Definition of Self-praise
1. Noun. Speaking of yourself in superlatives.
Generic synonyms: Speech Act
Specialized synonyms: Brag, Bragging, Crow, Crowing, Gasconade, Line-shooting, Vaporing, Bluster, Braggadocio, Rhodomontade, Rodomontade, Vaunt, Self-assertion
Derivative terms: Boast
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Self-praise Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-praise
Literary usage of Self-praise
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."