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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.
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Adj.1.self-aggrandizing - of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
2.self-aggrandizing - exhibiting self-importanceself-aggrandizing - 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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Newspapers Be Legally Responsible for the Mental Health of Their Journalists?" May 2019) For journalists to claim otherwise is self-aggrandizing service to their own egos.
The post on the ministry's website added that along with foreign names, names that are 'weird, repetitive, or self-aggrandizing' should also be changed.
"The flaws, weaknesses, miscalculations, indecisiveness, selfish motives, self-aggrandizing, and blunders of expedition leaders were concealed to make them appear singularly heroic" (45).
Something that is related directly to the self-aggrandizing narrative of India's emergence as a potential global power, or as Mr Modi himself has oft repeated, a 'super-power in the making.'
They must push the obsession with the president's incompetence and narcissistic self-aggrandizing character to the side.
With zero narrative hand-holding from author Adam Fisher, the book relays the visionary, hilarious, and often self-aggrandizing voices of the founders and early shapers of Atari, Apple, Netscape, Wired magazine, Google, eBay, Napster, Twitter, and other iconic Silicon Valley developments, including virtual reality and the Burning Man festival.
The 87-year-old Godard returned to Cannes (though not physically, being unable to leave Switzerland for health reasons) with an avant-garde film that was accompanied by silly and self-aggrandizing displays of public nostalgia for his having played a leading role in shuttering the festival during the events of May 1968.
Self-aggrandizing leaders make the power of one stand for all.
Claire does not provide much information about herself, though she presents as self-aggrandizing and temperamental.
Pray tell, can Russia be any different, given its own self-aggrandizing, back-stabbing and double-talking regime?
It would be another six years of small roles and TV commercials before Cranston found steady work, acting on the ABC soap opera "Loving." There followed such memorable mileposts as six appearances on "Seinfeld" as self-aggrandizing dentist Tim Whatley, seven seasons as the goofy dad, Hal Wilkerson, on "Malcolm in the Middle" and, most triumphantly, five seasons on "Breaking Bad" as Walter White, the emotionally defeated high school chemistry teacher turned psychopathic drug lord.
This volume disputes this self-aggrandizing Westphalia drama.