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self-dramatizing

[self-dram-uh-tahy-zing, -drah-muh-, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈdræm əˌtaɪ zɪŋ, -ˈdrɑ mə-, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
exaggerating one's own qualities, role, situation, etc., for dramatic effect or as an attention-getting device; presenting oneself dramatically.
Origin of self-dramatizing
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
Related forms
self-dramatization, noun
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