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-aggrandizing
The book, surprisingly, is not the self-aggrandizing vanity trip of a preening pop star one would expect.
One blogger called it a “self-aggrandizing political stunt.”
“The vast majority are motivated by noble motives, rather than financial or self-aggrandizing,” Sweeney said.Tampa’s ‘Wisteria Lane’: Petraeus, Broadwell, Kelley—and a Culture of Climbing|Winston Ross|November 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This self-aggrandizing drive also ensured her early success, when she rose from a script-reader at MGM to being a playwright.Lillian Hellman, Clarence Birdseye and Thai Jones: Must Read Nonfiction|Victoria Beale, Wendy Smith, Kevin Canfield|May 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Gone is Jason Russell and his kid, gone the self-aggrandizing references to his own role as some kind of hero of Africa.Second StopKony Video Shows Social Media’s Power in Joseph Kony Hunt|Winston Ross|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST