Self-aggrandizement
Self-aggrandizement Self`-ag*gran"dize*ment, n. The aggrandizement of one's self. [1913 Webster]

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  • self-aggrandizement — [self′ə gran′diz mənt] n. the act of making oneself more powerful, wealthy, etc., esp. in a ruthless way self aggrandizing [self′ə gran′dīz΄iŋ] adj …   English World dictionary

  • self-aggrandizement — [[t]se̱lf əgræ̱ndɪzmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) (in BRIT, also use self aggrandisement) If you say that someone is guilty of self aggrandizement, you mean that they do certain things in order to make themselves more powerful, wealthy, or… …   English dictionary

  • self-aggrandizement — noun The act or action of making oneself seem more important. An act of pride or boasting. His attempts at self aggrandizement made him seem vain, boastful and, ironically, petty …   Wiktionary

  • self-aggrandizement — self aggrandizing /self euh gran duy zing/, adj. /self euh gran diz meuhnt, self /, n. increase of one s own power, wealth, etc., usually aggressively. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-aggrandizement — self′ aggran′dizement n. increase of one s own power, wealth, etc., usu. aggressively • Etymology: 1790–1800 self′ aggran′dizing, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-aggrandizement — or self aggrandisement ə grandɪzm(ə)nt noun the action of promoting oneself as being powerful or important. Derivatives self aggrandizing adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-aggrandizement — n. the act or process of enriching oneself or making oneself powerful. Derivatives: self aggrandizing adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-aggrandising — adjective 1. of or relating to or characteristic of self aggrandizement • Syn: ↑self aggrandizing • Pertains to noun: ↑self aggrandisement, ↑self aggrandizement (for: ↑self aggrandizing) 2. exhibiting self importance …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-aggrandizing — adjective 1. of or relating to or characteristic of self aggrandizement • Syn: ↑self aggrandising • Pertains to noun: ↑self aggrandisement (for: ↑self aggrandising), ↑self aggrandizement 2. exhibiting self importance …   Useful english dictionary

  • aggrandizement — noun the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something the aggrandizement of the king his elevation to cardinal • Syn: ↑aggrandisement, ↑elevation • Derivationally related forms: ↑elevate (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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