self-aggrandisement


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Related to self-aggrandisement: self-perpetuating, self-abnegation, self-aggrandizement, self-willed
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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.
Speaking at the seminar entitled 'Russia's Military Intervention in Syria: Motives, Objectives and Repercussions', the experts offered a variety of interpretations of the Russian leadership's intentions, ranging from self-aggrandisement and self-interest to altruistically standing for stability in the region.
It's all about callousness and insensitivity, lack of feeling for others, or pure self-aggrandisement," Cruz said about the lawmakers' penchant to display fancy outfits during every Sona.
We want to create theatre that we would like to see and we aim to banish the three selfs in our productions: self-consciousness, self-indulgence and self-aggrandisement.
Everyone has a footballing hero, we have quite a few of our own in Northern Ireland, and it really disappoints then that the men behind the scenes are manipulating heroes for avarice and self-aggrandisement.
Despite risking his life - and spending five months in a Libyan prison - VanDyke's motivation seems to be less heroism and more self-aggrandisement as he struts around in designer shades and a headscarf sporting some suspiciously well-trimmed stubble.
This is not the leadership of braggarts; not the leadership of self-aggrandisement but a quiet, consistent pursuit of excellence by those who understand what excellence is.
Veteran MP V Tony Benn His period heading the Stop The War coalition are among the most engaging recollections, even if they suggest a touch of self-aggrandisement.
Astoundingly, while ruling hierarchies generally take years in becoming prisoners of their own feel-good propaganda and aggressive self-aggrandisement, the incumbent PML (N) clan has fallen prey to this delusion in barely a year's time.
There's a surprising number of self-loathing southerners who agree with me that the traditional 'northern' values of unpretentiousness and self-deprecation sit easier with them than the supposedly 'southern' swagger and self-aggrandisement," she says, quickly adding she's especially looking forward to taking to the stage at Birmingham's Glee Club, in the centre of the country.
He believed fervently that a leadei is there for the led, not for self-aggrandisement.