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[self-stahyld] /ˈsɛlfˈstaɪld/
styled, called, or considered by oneself as specified:
a self-styled leader.
Origin of self-styled
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • What is really despicable are the majority of the self-styled so-called scientific blogs and their owners.
  • Not only self-styled evangelicals are growth-minded.
  • Some self-styled anarchists broke windows of chain stores and pushed a dumpster towards a phalanx of cops in riot gear.
  • Supporters are turning up for a self-styled referendum on the nation's next prime minister.
  • But some third-party sites-especially self-styled consolidator and discount agencies-still post fares that exclude the surcharge.
  • Eventually he became a self-styled military historian and intelligence officer.
  • There is a double standard among self-styled progressives and intellectuals today.
  • The self-styled decider was also singularly lacking in decisiveness.
  • Some self-styled libertarians would argue that it was clearly legitimate in order to maintain a sound banking system.
  • They are also self-styled drill-sergeants for structural reform.
British Dictionary definitions for self-styled


(prenominal) claiming to be of a specified nature, quality, profession, etc: a self-styled expert
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Word Origin and History for self-styled

1833, from self- + past tense of style (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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