[ self-dram-uh-tahy-zing, -drah-muh-, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈdræm əˌtaɪ zɪŋ, -ˈdrɑ mə-, ˈsɛlf- /
exaggerating one's own qualities, role, situation, etc., for dramatic effect or as an attention-getting device; presenting oneself dramatically.
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Origin of self-dramatizing
First recorded in 1935–40
Related formsself-dram·a·ti·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-dramatizing
If the Republican electorate wanted this kind of self-dramatizing nonsense, why bother with uptight, buttoned-down Mitt?
Then there was the self-dramatizing and feckless suspension of his campaign over the financial crisis.