self-congratulatory meaning, self-congratulatory definition | English Cobuild dictionary



If you describe someone or their behaviour as self-congratulatory, you mean that they keep emphasizing how well they have done or how good they are.      adj  
Officials were self-congratulatory about how well the day had gone.     
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cool, balanced, self-confident
e.g. a very together woman
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
A tenacious confidence;mental toughness,self-belief,deep respect
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.


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