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."