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self-dramatizing

[ self-dram-uh-tahy-zing, -drah-muh-, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈdræm əˌtaɪ zɪŋ, -ˈdrɑ mə-, ˈsɛlf- /
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adjective

exaggerating one's own qualities, role, situation, etc., for dramatic effect or as an attention-getting device; presenting oneself dramatically.

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Nearby words

self-discipline, self-disciplined, self-dissociation, self-distrust, self-doubt, self-dramatizing, self-drive, self-driven, self-driving, self-educated, self-effacement

Origin of self-dramatizing

First recorded in 1935–40
Related formsself-dram·a·ti·za·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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?

    Romney Cuts Loose O'Donnell, Perhaps Out of Ego|Michelle Cottle|February 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • Then there was the self-dramatizing and feckless suspension of his campaign over the financial crisis.

    Sorry, Dad, I'm Voting for Obama|Christopher Buckley|October 10, 2008|DAILY BEAST