self-appointed
adjective Date: 1792 appointed by oneself ; self-proclaimed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-appointed — also self appointed, 1799, from SELF (Cf. self) + APPOINTED (Cf. appointed) …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-appointed — [self′ə point′id] adj. declared to be so by oneself, but not so designated by others [a self appointed censor] …   English World dictionary

  • self-appointed — self appointment, n. /self euh poyn tid/, adj. chosen by oneself to act in a certain capacity or to fulfill a certain function, esp. pompously or self righteously: a self appointed guardian of the public s morals. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-appointed — self ap pointed adjective used about someone who behaves in a particular way because they think they have a right to, especially when other people do not agree: a self appointed leader …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-appointed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having assumed a position or role without the endorsement of others …   English terms dictionary

  • self-appointed — ADJ: usu ADJ n A self appointed leader or ruler has taken the position of leader or ruler without anyone else asking them or choosing them to have it. ...the new self appointed leaders of the movement …   English dictionary

  • self-appointed — adj. Self appointed is used with these nouns: ↑guardian, ↑task …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-appointed — adjective thinking that you are the best person to lead other people or represent their wishes and opinions, especially when you are not: a self appointed guardian of morality …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-appointed — UK / US adjective used about someone who behaves in a particular way because they think they have a right to, especially when other people do not agree a self appointed leader …   English dictionary

  • self-appointed — adj. designated so by oneself, not authorized by another (a self appointed guardian) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-appointed — self′ appoint′ed adj. chosen by oneself to act or function in a certain capacity, esp. self righteously • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

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