self-aggrandizement

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

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. self-adjustment,
  2. self-administered,
  3. self-admitted,
  4. self-advancement,
  5. self-advocacy,
  6. self-aggrandizing,
  7. self-analysis,
  8. self-analyzed,
  9. self-annealing,
  10. self-annihilation

Origin of self-aggrandizement

First recorded in 1790–1800

Related formsself-ag·gran·diz·ing [self-uh-gran-dahy-zing] /ˈsɛlf əˈgræn daɪ zɪŋ/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for self-aggrandizement

self-aggrandizement

noun

the act of increasing one's own power, importance, etc, esp in an aggressive or ruthless manner
Derived Formsself-aggrandizing, adjective

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