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/ˈsɛlf əˈpɔɪn tɪd/
chosen by oneself to act in a certain capacity or to fulfill a certain function, especially pompously or self-righteously:
a self-appointed guardian of the public's morals.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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The leaders are
, hold singular authority to determine right and wrong and stand in absolute judgement of everyone.
They seem to be from
apologists for scientists.
Even a month with a
madman can make everyone else slightly insane.
For ten years, two zealous,
investigators of scientific fraud made headlines--and enemies.
They developed policies that truncated liberty on the basis of
It is not handled by some
vigilante who take it upon himself to avenge any affront to another.
Instead, they ran rings around their
He was always dubious of the
saint pretending to absolute virtue.
watchdog of a growing industry.
The movement once had real policy goals, but its
bosses now preach opposition for opposition's sake.
British Dictionary definitions for
having assumed authority without the agreement of others
a self-appointed critic
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Better to be despised and have a servant, than to be self-important and lack food.
I know that you will bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
(...) the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing...