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adjective as in self-satisfied

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“It was not in my nature to turn the campaign into a constant exercise in self-congratulatory autobiography,” he explained.

The celebrations have been unanimous, just as they have been unanimously self-congratulatory.

A couple of times, Newt Gingrich got so surly and snarky and self-congratulatory that I was transported back to 1995.

The tone, Thiessen says, is “factual but not self-congratulatory.”

She has a self-congratulatory Web site dedicated to the issue.

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.

He would have been even less self-congratulatory if he had known the Windsor Theater's reputation.

A pleasant self-congratulatory pathos stirred behind his words.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-congratulatory, such as: arrogant, smug, bigheaded, complacent, conceited, and content.

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