self-appointed

ADJ: usu ADJ n
A self-appointed leader or ruler has taken the position of leader or ruler without anyone else asking them or choosing them to have it.

...the new self-appointed leaders of the movement.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • self-appointed — also self appointed, 1799, from SELF (Cf. self) + APPOINTED (Cf. appointed) …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-appointed — [self′ə point′id] adj. declared to be so by oneself, but not so designated by others [a self appointed censor] …   English World dictionary

  • self-appointed — self appointment, n. /self euh poyn tid/, adj. chosen by oneself to act in a certain capacity or to fulfill a certain function, esp. pompously or self righteously: a self appointed guardian of the public s morals. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-appointed — self ap pointed adjective used about someone who behaves in a particular way because they think they have a right to, especially when other people do not agree: a self appointed leader …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-appointed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having assumed a position or role without the endorsement of others …   English terms dictionary

  • self-appointed — adj. Self appointed is used with these nouns: ↑guardian, ↑task …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-appointed — adjective thinking that you are the best person to lead other people or represent their wishes and opinions, especially when you are not: a self appointed guardian of morality …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-appointed — UK / US adjective used about someone who behaves in a particular way because they think they have a right to, especially when other people do not agree a self appointed leader …   English dictionary

  • self-appointed — adj. designated so by oneself, not authorized by another (a self appointed guardian) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-appointed — self′ appoint′ed adj. chosen by oneself to act or function in a certain capacity, esp. self righteously • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

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