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The act or practice of enhancing or exaggerating one's own importance, power, or reputation.

self′-ag·gran′diz′ing (-ə-grăn′dī′zĭng) adj.




the act of increasing one's own power, importance, etc, esp in an aggressive or ruthless manner
ˌself-agˈgranˌdizing adj


increase of one's own power, wealth, etc., usu. aggressively.
self′-aggran′dizing, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-aggrandizement - 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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