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self-aggrandizement

Line breaks: self-aggrand¦ize¦ment
Pronunciation: /əˈɡrandɪzm(ə)nt
 
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(also self-aggrandisement)

Definition of self-aggrandizement in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The action or process of promoting oneself as being powerful or important: critics accused him of self-aggrandizement
More example sentences
  • Without a foundation of love, these gifts risk promoting self-gain and self-aggrandizement.
  • I suppose we could be accused of self-aggrandisement by pointing out that this is more cash per head of population than almost any other country on earth, but it is nevertheless heartening.
  • Their three outstanding attitudes - obliviousness to the growing disaffection of constituents, primacy of self-aggrandizement, illusion of invulnerable status - are persistent aspects of folly.

Derivatives

self-aggrandizing

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adjective
Example sentences
  • I would love to meet the self-aggrandizing, pompous, and omniscient souls who prostitute their talent designing the heartbreakingly ugly strip malls, supermarkets, and drugstores that have taken over every city I visit.
  • When dealing with masters of spin, hypocrites, manipulators, power brokers and self-aggrandizing media moguls I have a little difficulty concentrating on their speeches while blissfully ignoring their motivations.
  • He always ducks the obvious, loud, self-aggrandizing statement in favor of the quiet, inquisitive, other-focused, elusively self-concealing statement.

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