Meaning of self-gratulating in English:

self-gratulating

adjective

  • Characterized by self-gratulation; self-congratulatory.

Pronunciation

self-gratulating

/ˌsɛlfˈɡratʃʊleɪtɪŋ/ /ˌsɛlfˈɡratjʊleɪtɪŋ/

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in James Hervey (1714–1758), Church of England clergyman and writer. From self- + gratulate + -ing, after self-gratulation.