self-congratulatory[ self-kuh n-grach-uh-ley-shuh n, or, often, -graj-, -kuh ng-, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-congratulatory
Synonyms for self-congratulatory
- full of oneself
- puffed up
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF-CONGRATULATORY
Teresa, however, was not at all self-congratulatory on the subject of her gown.
The faces of the big four are wreathed in self-congratulatory smiles.
Bill smiled a self-congratulatory smile for the word which gave him the loophole of escape.
As he proceeded along these lines one could see the self-congratulatory expression fade from the faces of his white listeners.
Sues saucy, self-congratulatory toss of the head 14 stung her so that she could have cried out.
The countenance of the captor—his movements, (they are those which the soul dictates,) are all joyous and self-congratulatory.
There is some warrant for this self-congratulatory attitude in so far as it relates to the physical sciences.