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self-congratulatory

adjective uk   /ˌself.kənˌɡræt.jʊˈleɪ.tər.i/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/ disapproving
praising yourself or saying how well you have done something
self-congratulation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌself.kənˌɡræt.jʊˈleɪ.ʃən/
Translations of “self-congratulatory”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自鳴得意的,沾沾自喜的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自鸣得意的,沾沾自喜的…
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