self-aggrandizement

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self-aggrandizement

[self-uh-gran-diz-muhnt, self-]
noun
increase of one's own power, wealth, etc., usually aggressively.

Origin:
1790–1800

self-aggrandizing [self-uh-gran-dahy-zing] , adjective
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self-aggrandizement
 
n
the act of increasing one's own power, importance, etc, esp in an aggressive or ruthless manner
 
self-ag'grandizing
 
adj

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Example sentences
Having your portrait painted was once a mark of the upper crust, an ostentatious exercise in self-aggrandizement.
What all these responses have in common is a benevolent, and surely unintentional, self-aggrandizement.
It may have been for some other purpose such as self-aggrandizement or whatnot.
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