Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)
Use "self-praise" in a sentence
"Living in a society that shuns blatant acts of self-praise, I learned that when we admire people we are often projecting the best and beautiful parts of ourselves onto them."
"The administration's embrace of Pratt's cover up strategy, its breathless self-praise for its own brilliance in resolving the crisis at virtually no cost, its perversion of the accounting rules and the PCA to bail out and make even wealthier the senior officers 'whose frauds drove the current crisis, and both administrations' failure to prosecute the elite frauds have enraged a broad spectrum of Americans."
"That was the purpose of this post, not self-praise, as you suggest."