[ self-uh-gran-diz-muh nt, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf əˈgræn dɪz mənt, ˌsɛlf- /


increase of one's own power, wealth, etc., usually aggressively.

Origin of self-aggrandizement

First recorded in 1790–1800

Related forms

self-ag·gran·diz·ing [self-uh-gran-dahy-zing] /ˈsɛlf əˈgræn daɪ zɪŋ/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for self-aggrandizement



the act of increasing one's own power, importance, etc, esp in an aggressive or ruthless manner

Derived Forms

self-aggrandizing, adjective
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