Definition of self-congratulating in English:

self-congratulating

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfkənˈɡratʃʊleɪtɪŋ/ /ˌsɛlfkəŋˈɡratʃʊleɪtɪŋ/ /ˌsɛlfkənˈɡratjʊleɪtɪŋ/

adjective

  • Engaging in or characterized by self-congratulation.

Origin

Late 18th century. From self- + congratulating, after self-congratulation.