self-aggrandising


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self-aggrandising

adj
Brit a variant spelling of self-aggrandizing
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Adj.1.self-aggrandising - of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
2.self-aggrandising - exhibiting self-importanceself-aggrandising - exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
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There's a swarthy, seedy, self-pitying, self-aggrandising and undoubtedly plausible performance here from executive producer/star Zac Efron, playing the notorious US serial killer Ted Bundy, who in 1989 was executed for 30 murders and is still suspected of many more.
His self-aggrandising behaviours are now a spectacle that the world is watching and they bring the House and this country into disrepute.
Brought up wealthy, feted with the best education and indulged in a self-aggrandising lifestyle, Beck does not appear to have been taught to respect himself or women, judging by his actions.
Soaked in Tom's signature waspish snobbery and self-aggrandising wit, Absolutely addresses the elephant in the room that Tom is still living at home with his parents, because he can't afford not to - in Bromley, Kent: heart of leave voters and Theresa May's Brexit Britain.
Next, it's time to resign yourself to one of the cringeworthy avatars on offer by choosing the one with the least toe-curling motto, before sitting through the dreary, self-aggrandising intro movie.
Judge Kristina Montogmery QC told them: "You are part of a culture which is self-aggrandising and at its heart is a toxic ideology."
The very worst sort of political low-life are those who have changed their party allegiance mid-term without re-election in order to attain an unseemly self-aggrandising grasp on influence.
Any sucker daft enough to celebrate this self-aggrandising parade of narcissism masquerading as a supposed national moralebooster is delusional.
This immature behaviour will eventually turn against him as people tire of his self-publicising and self-aggrandising antics.
Dr Cullum asks if the great monastic ruins such as Yorkshire's Fountains Abbey represent the "self-aggrandising emblem of a worldly abbot or an act of individual and communal devotion."
He called for a boycott of his films and said McGregor had "revealed himself to be a narrow-minded, stupendously self-aggrandising, anti-democratic little twerp".
It doesn't have to be complicated or self-aggrandising, but preparing a short personal introduction which you can use in any situation will help combat any initial nervousness you might feel and ease the way into the conversation.

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