Origin of self-aggrandizement
Related formsself-ag·gran·diz·ing [self-uh-gran-dahy-zing] /ˈsɛlf əˈgræn daɪ zɪŋ/, adjective
Examples from the Web for self-aggrandizement
She took a drubbing, fielding accusations of self-aggrandizement from the financial press and fans alike.
Self-aggrandizement via letting others depend on you can be a poor substitute for a sense of your own accomplishments.
His career was not tarnished with bold strides of misguided ambition or base attempts at self-aggrandizement.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
Anger, fear, resignation, and greedy little thoughts of self-aggrandizement.The Honored Prophet|William E. Bentley
But jealous seekers after self-aggrandizement plotted against his rule and even attempted his life.The History of Cuba, vol. 2|Willis Fletcher Johnson
While they reasoned thus, the temptations of graft and self-aggrandizement overtook some of the leaders.Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains|[AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
The motives of self-aggrandizement by force of arms appear to be innate in human nature.Martyria|Augustus C. Hamlin