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'Creative Commons' is the self-congratulatory name of a self-congratulatory movement. Somewhat like kibbutz on the Internet, the idea is to write programs - 'free ware' - and distribute them without charge.
Mark Helprin

Meaning of "self-congratulatory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-CONGRATULATORY

self-congratulatory  [ˌselfkənɡrætʃʊˈleɪtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-CONGRATULATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Congratulatory is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SELF-CONGRATULATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of self-congratulatory in the English dictionary

The definition of self-congratulatory in the dictionary is congratulating yourself on how well you have done and being pleased with yourself.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SELF-CONGRATULATORY


adulatory
ˌædjʊˈleɪtərɪ
anovulatory
ˌænɒvjʊˈleɪtərɪ
circulatory
ˌsɜːkjʊˈleɪtərɪ
compilatory
ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪtərɪ
congratulatory
kənˌɡrætʃʊˈleɪtərɪ
copulatory
ˌkɒpjʊˈleɪtərɪ
deregulatory
diːˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
escalatory
ˌeskəˈleɪtərɪ
expostulatory
ɪksˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtərɪ
jaculatory
ˌdʒækjʊˈleɪtərɪ
matriculatory
məˌtrɪkjʊˈleɪtərɪ
oscillatory
ˌɒsɪˈleɪtərɪ
postulatory
ˈpɒstjʊˌleɪtərɪ
regulatory
ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
revelatory
ˌrevəˈleɪtərɪ
self-regulatory
ˌsɛlfrɛɡjʊˈleɪtərɪ
stridulatory
ˈstrɪdjʊˌleɪtərɪ
tabulatory
ˌtæbjʊˈleɪtərɪ
translatory
trænsˈleɪtərɪ
ventilatory
ˈvɛntɪˌleɪtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-CONGRATULATORY

self-conceit
self-conceited
self-concept
self-confessed
self-confidence
self-confident
self-confidently
self-congratulation
self-conscious
self-consciously
self-consciousness
self-contained
self-containedly
self-containedness
self-contempt
self-contradiction
self-contradictory
self-control
self-controlled
self-controlling

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-CONGRATULATORY

ambulatory
anti-inflammatory
conservatory
defamatory
derogatory
directory
discriminatory
explanatory
exploratory
inflammatory
laboratory
mandatory
migratory
obligatory
observatory
participatory
predatory
preparatory
purgatory
research laboratory
respiratory

Synonyms and antonyms of self-congratulatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «self-congratulatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-CONGRATULATORY

Find out the translation of self-congratulatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-congratulatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-congratulatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

沾沾自喜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autocomplaciente
570 millions of speakers

English

self-congratulatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्म बधाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تهنئة الذات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самоуспокоение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

auto- congratulações
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ব-অভিনন্দন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

autosatisfaction
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ucapan tahniah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Eigenlob
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自画自賛の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자축
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Seneng-seneng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự chúc mừng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுய வாழ்த்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत अभिनंदन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kendini tebrik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autocelebrativa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samozadowolenia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самозаспокоєння
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

auto- felicitare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτο - συγχαρητήριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self- gelukwensing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självbelåtna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvgratulasjons
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-congratulatory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-CONGRATULATORY»

The term «self-congratulatory» is regularly used and occupies the 92.186 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-CONGRATULATORY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-congratulatory

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2 QUOTES WITH «SELF-CONGRATULATORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word self-congratulatory.
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Mark Helprin
'Creative Commons' is the self-congratulatory name of a self-congratulatory movement. Somewhat like kibbutz on the Internet, the idea is to write programs - 'free ware' - and distribute them without charge.
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Harold Prince
Criticism is valuable... and self-congratulatory experiences are not.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-CONGRATULATORY»

Discover the use of self-congratulatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-congratulatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture
With humor and insight, Best argues that status affluence fosters social worlds and, in the process, helps give meaning to life in a large society.
Joel Best, 2011
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A Genre-based Analysis of the Use of Self-congratulatory ...
The Journal of the American Chemical Society is the premier journal of the American Chemical Society.
‎2013
3
Sammlung:
2. Situational. Benedictions: Congratulatory. and. Self-Congratulatory. In the Hebrew Scriptures blessings of God occur in two distinct contexts. In historical narratives they are related to specific events and persons, most often David and ...
Nils Alstrup Dahl, David Hellholm, Vemund Blomkvist, 2000
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Everyone's a Winner: Life in Our Congratulatory Culture
I suspect that self- congratulatory culture may be particularly well developed in the United States, but that other countries don't lag far behind. The remaining chapters of this book focus on specific aspects of this self-congratulatory culture.
Joel Best, 2011
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Pleasure and Guilt on the Grand Tour: Travel Writing and ...
clivity for wordplay and self-congratulatory wit. The subject of the ironic metacommentary, on the other hand, recognizes the self-indulgent irresponsibility of the naive subject, and redeems this irresponsibility by the perspicacity and frankness ...
Chloe Chard, 1999
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Literacy, Society, and Schooling: A Reader
Some are self-congratulatory, some are vulgarly pragmatic; most are, in fact, false , and some are just resentful. And yet, the literature on literacy does not always make clear just what a good answer to such a question might be. Spokespeople  ...
Suzanne de Castell, Allan Luke, Kieran Egan, 1986
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Multiple Antiquities - Multiple Modernities: Ancient ...
Such nations were confident in their leadership on a European or even world- scale and defined their achievements in a self-congratulatory way. British and French historians liked to situate their nation in the centre of European civilization .
Gábor Klaniczay, Otto Gécser, Michael Werner, 2011
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Law as a Leap of Faith: Essays on Law in General
In the hands of some legal scholars, sometimes known as legal formalists, this idea was built up into the self-congratulatory doctrine that law, so long as it remains true to its own distinctive form, cannot but be just.16 For it is then formally just.
John Gardner, 2012
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Songs of Contentment and Transgression: Discharged Officials ...
Due to illness and the deaths of his children, Wang Jiusi stopped writing self- congratulatory songs for his birthdays from 1540 to 1543, a practice he had begun on his sixtieth birthday in 1527.42 His decision to stop celebrating his birthday by ...
Tian Yuan Tan, 2010
10
Is the Rectum a Grave?: and Other Essays
There is much self-identified gay writing in which the self-congratulatory ego reigns unchallenged. Conversely, we might wish to be attentive, in the productions of straight artists, not to the homoerotic impulse we have become so adept at ...
Leo Bersani, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-CONGRATULATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-congratulatory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Would all the self-congratulatory dads please shut up?
I don't have children. I never planned not to, but I suppose I never really wanted them. I taught children for more than a decade – mainly teenagers – and that ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Station to Station at the Barbican – a self-congratulatory dude-fest
Stuffed with artists, satanists and an 88-strong cymbal band, Doug Aitken's month-long takeover of London's leading cultural centre is still somehow grim. Adrian ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
3
After self-congratulatory ad, AAP plans bhajans, jagratas, and a …
After the much debated and visited self-congratulatory advertisement on TV and social media, showing a middle class house wife going all guns out praising ... «Firstpost, Jun 15»
4
FILM REVIEW: 'Ted 2′ is shameless, self-congratulatory and totally …
What he's churned out now is a shameless studio product filled with product placement and reeking of self-congratulatory pats on the back. There are a few ... «Substream Magazine, Jun 15»
5
Top Five review – a self-congratulatory ramble from Chris Rock
A galaxy of stars line up to lend cameo support (Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld), but this is Rock's self-congratulatory show all the way. «The Guardian, May 15»
6
'Nerd Prom' is a gross, self-congratulatory name for the White House …
With the dinner being held tonight, we are re-upping our posts from this week previewing the festivities. Once upon a time, the White House Correspondents' ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
7
More than a little self-congratulatory
That seems a little self-congratulatory. #Another award of note goes to Joyce DiDonato in the vocal category. DiDonato will be singing in San Diego Opera's ... «San Diego Reader, Apr 15»
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The Oscars are long, boring and self-congratulatory. So why watch …
I watched the Academy Awards on Sunday night. Once the show passed the three-hour mark, I yawned and felt convinced that the program would just go on and ... «Foster's Daily Democrat, Feb 15»
9
Chrissy Teigen shares self-congratulatory bikini snap from her …
And the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue stunner, 29, is giving her 1.1 million Instagram fans a behind-the-scenes look at the couple's luxurious escapades. «Daily Mail, Dec 14»
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Barclays eschews 'self-congratulatory' marketing with 'LifeSkills' push
Barclays is to start promoting its youth employment LifeSkills programme, with the launch of a TV campaign focused on the scheme, as it looks to ramp up its ... «Marketing, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Self-Congratulatory [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/self-congratulatory>. Apr 2020 ».
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