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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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The character traits he has exhibited during the primary season suggest he would be a poor, even dangerous, commander in chief," he wrote, "These traits include his obvious need for self-aggrandizement, his overreaction to perceived slights, his tendency to make decisions based on intuition, his refusal to change his views based on new information, his routine carelessness with the facts, his unwillingness to listen to others and his lack of respect for the rule of law.
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