Definition of self-promotion in English:

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The action of promoting or publicizing oneself or one’s activities, especially in a forceful way: she’s guilty of criminally bad taste and shameless self-promotion
More example sentences
  • He justified the fib by saying the made-up support would be more credible than self-promotion alone.
  • Indeed, the issue of self-promotion is key to the visibility of the artwork.
  • Shameless self-promotion, for instance, can land a company on the front page of the local paper.



Example sentences
  • Based on an old collection box for the Spastics Society, the piece marks the lowest point to date of this derivative self-promoter.
  • Again like Catlin, Curtis was a constant self-promoter constantly in need of money.
  • Depending on your point of view, he's either a tireless advocate for the sport of bodybuilding or an annoying self-promoter who won't go away.


Pronunciation: /ˌselfprəˈmōdiNG/
Example sentences
  • Now the old cynical Talking Points would have accused Turley of being a self-promoting hack.
  • There were to be no hidden corners, no clandestine agendas, no self-promoting spin-doctoring.
  • Men are more, in general, more self-promoting.

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Syllabification: self-pro·mo·tion

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