Definition of self-approbation in English:

self-approbation

Syllabification: self-ap·pro·ba·tion

noun

Another term for self-approval.
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  • When her friend Abigail visited a poor woman with ten children, Sarah focused not on what Abigail did to help them, but on her friend's ‘engaging’ appearance and ‘smile of complacency and self-approbation’.

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