self-aggrandisement


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Noun1.self-aggrandisement - an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
aggrandisement, aggrandizement, elevation - the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something; "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his elevation to cardinal"
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The great capitalists devouring the little capitalists, concentrating the power and the tools of production in great masses, perfecting industrial processes, and in the madness of self-aggrandisement only preparing, organising, enriching, making ready the lawful inheritance of the suffering proletariat.
It cannot engage with them as human beings but, like the white and Chinese worlds, only as props for its own struggles and self-aggrandisement.
Shingler will not get too carried away at being compared with the fearsome and formerly world-rated Chabal, because self-aggrandisement isn't his style.
Driven by personal motives and a desire for self-aggrandisement, it is often strategically used to further sinister agendas that emanate from segments of society inimical to democratic ideals.
So only through true faith can we rise above selfishness and self-aggrandisement.
What we do know is that his boastfulness and belligerence and tendency to self-aggrandisement are not only costing America worldwide support, but also isolating it.
More recently, popular media have presented an image of Xerxes that goes beyond what is found in the most negative ancient descriptions: an androgynous god-king whose actions were entirely motivated by self-aggrandisement.
The situation unravelling after the release of Justice Najfi report on Model Town Tragedy with the major political parties like PPP, PTI and other political vultures jumping on the bandwagon of PAT to destabilise the government is quintessential of the cynicism of our politicians and their politics of self-aggrandisement.
ghghgh "Greed, self-aggrandisement, power, however, they do not come close to explaining how a doctor can falsely tell a patient he or she has cancer when they have not, with all that such a diagnosis entails for a patient and their family.
Greed, self-aggrandisement, power - however, they do not come close to explaining how a doctor can falsely tell a patient he or she has cancer when they have not, with all that such a diagnosis entails for a patient and members of their family.
A leadership that does not care wholly for the development of its people but lusts and craves for power and self-aggrandisement at any cost.