Definition of "self-congratulatory" [self-congratulatory]
Alternative spelling of selfcongratulatory. (adjective)
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Use "self-congratulatory" in a sentence
"We suspect that, for most people, the difference between self-congratulatory idealism and admirable idealism comes down to this: If the idealism is about something that is safely in the past or safely far away and has nothing to do with me, it's admirable, or at least harmless; if it does have something to do with me and my behavior, then it must be judgmental and self-congratulatory."
"But the more Mr. Rogen injects the story with needed energy, the more he makes Kyle's reflexive glibness seems like his own glib, self-congratulatory shtick, and the closer he comes to wearing out his welcome by dominating the movie."
"The Imperialists Are Still Alive! avoids the pitfalls of taking itself too seriously in that particular alternative, self-congratulatory way, instead making fun of those that do."