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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A complacent acknowledgment of one's own superiority or good fortune.

Usage examples (35)
  • I bear a message of challenge, not self-congratulation.
  • This is a time for celebration, not for self-congratulation.
  • We could have used just a touch of post-9/11 self-congratulation.
  • Part of her self-congratulation had justified itself, for the baby for more
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