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self-aggrandizement

[self-uh-gran-diz-muh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf əˈgræn dɪz mənt, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
increase of one's own power, wealth, etc., usually aggressively.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
Related forms
self-aggrandizing
[self-uh-gran-dahy-zing] /ˈsɛlf əˈgræn daɪ zɪŋ/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for self-aggrandizement

self-aggrandizement

noun
1.
the act of increasing one's own power, importance, etc, esp in an aggressive or ruthless manner
Derived Forms
self-aggrandizing, adjective
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