self-proclaimed
adjective Date: 1835 based on one's own assertion <
a self-proclaimed genius
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  • self-proclaimed — [self′prō klāmd′] adj. so proclaimed or announced by oneself [a self proclaimed ruler] …   English World dictionary

  • self-proclaimed — self pro|claimed [ ,self prə kleımd ] adjective used for saying what a particular person, organization, etc. describes themselves as, even though other people might not agree: the region s self proclaimed independence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-proclaimed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ proclaimed to be such by oneself, without endorsement by others …   English terms dictionary

  • self-proclaimed — self pro claimed adj having given yourself a position or title without the approval or agreement of other people used to show disapproval ▪ a self proclaimed champion of the working class …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-proclaimed — self′ proclaimed′ adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-proclaimed — 1) ADJ: ADJ n Self proclaimed is used to show that someone has given themselves a particular title or status rather than being given it by other people. ...a self proclaimed expert... He is President of his own self proclaimed republic. Syn: self …   English dictionary

  • self-proclaimed — adj. proclaimed by oneself or itself to be such. * * * ˌself proˈclaimed [self proclaimed] adjective (often disapproving) giving yourself a particular title, job, etc. without the agreement or permission of other people …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-proclaimed — UK [ˌself prəˈkleɪmd] / US adjective used for saying what a particular person, organization etc describes themselves as, even though other people might not agree the region s self proclaimed independence …   English dictionary

  • self-proclaimed — /ˈsɛlf prəkleɪmd/ (say self pruhklaymd) adjective of or relating to someone or something that has assumed a rank or condition independently: a self proclaimed republic …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-proclaimed — adjective Indicating that a claim or statement of status was made by the person who benefits from the announcement. He was self proclaimed king of the mountain, since it was a mountain of garbage no one else wanted the title and we let him keep… …   Wiktionary

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