adjective Date: 1822 self-proclaimed <
self-styled experts

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • self-styled — [self′stīld′] adj. considered and called (something specified) only by the individual himself or herself; alleged (to be such) only by the person concerned; pretended; professed [a self styled expert] …   English World dictionary

  • self-styled — /self stuyld /, adj. styled, called, or considered by oneself as specified: a self styled leader. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-styled — adj [only before noun] having given yourself a title or position without having a right to it used to show disapproval ▪ a self styled poet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-styled — adjective used for saying what type of person someone claims to be: a self styled computer expert …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-styled — self′ styled′ adj. called or considered by oneself as specified: a self styled leader[/ex] • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-styled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ using a description or title that one has given oneself: self styled experts …   English terms dictionary

  • self-styled — adj. called so by oneself; would be; pretended (a self styled artist). * * * adjective as claimed by and for yourself often without justification the self styled doctor has no degree of any kind • Syn: ↑soi disant • Similar to: ↑questionable * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-styled — ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe someone as a self styled leader or expert, you disapprove of them because they claim to be a leader or expert but they do not actually have the right to call themselves this. Two of these arrested are said …   English dictionary

  • self-styled — adjective a self styled poet Syn: would be, so called, self appointed, self titled, professed, self confessed, soi disant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • self-styled — /ˈsɛlf staɪld/ (say self stuyld) adjective (of a title or characterisation) applied to oneself, especially undeservedly: *self styled leader George Speight who is currently being held on an island off Suva by the military. –aap news, 2000 …   Australian English dictionary

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