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soi-disant

[swa-dee-zahn] /swa diˈzɑ̃/
adjective, French.
1.
calling oneself thus; self-styled.
2.
so-called or pretended.
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soi-disant

/swadizɑ̃/
adjective
1.
so-called; self-styled
Word Origin
literally: calling oneself
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