self-aggrandizement

[[t]se̱lf əgræ̱ndɪzmənt[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT (disapproval)
(in BRIT, also use self-aggrandisement)
If you say that someone is guilty of self-aggrandizement, you mean that they do certain things in order to make themselves more powerful, wealthy, or important.

Above all, he wanted to serve rather than use his position for self-aggrandisement.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Self-aggrandizement — Self ag*gran dize*ment, n. The aggrandizement of one s self. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-aggrandizement — [self′ə gran′diz mənt] n. the act of making oneself more powerful, wealthy, etc., esp. in a ruthless way self aggrandizing [self′ə gran′dīz΄iŋ] adj …   English World dictionary

  • self-aggrandizement — noun The act or action of making oneself seem more important. An act of pride or boasting. His attempts at self aggrandizement made him seem vain, boastful and, ironically, petty …   Wiktionary

  • self-aggrandizement — self aggrandizing /self euh gran duy zing/, adj. /self euh gran diz meuhnt, self /, n. increase of one s own power, wealth, etc., usually aggressively. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-aggrandizement — self′ aggran′dizement n. increase of one s own power, wealth, etc., usu. aggressively • Etymology: 1790–1800 self′ aggran′dizing, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • self-aggrandizement — or self aggrandisement ə grandɪzm(ə)nt noun the action of promoting oneself as being powerful or important. Derivatives self aggrandizing adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-aggrandizement — n. the act or process of enriching oneself or making oneself powerful. Derivatives: self aggrandizing adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-aggrandisement — /sɛlf əˈgrændəzmənt/ (say self uh granduhzmuhnt) noun increase of one s own power, wealth, etc., usually aggressively. Also, self aggrandizement …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-aggrandising — adjective 1. of or relating to or characteristic of self aggrandizement • Syn: ↑self aggrandizing • Pertains to noun: ↑self aggrandisement, ↑self aggrandizement (for: ↑self aggrandizing) 2. exhibiting self importance …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-aggrandizing — adjective 1. of or relating to or characteristic of self aggrandizement • Syn: ↑self aggrandising • Pertains to noun: ↑self aggrandisement (for: ↑self aggrandising), ↑self aggrandizement 2. exhibiting self importance …   Useful english dictionary

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