self-aggrandising

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj self-aggrandising exhibiting self-importance "big talk"
    • adj self-aggrandising of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
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Usage

In literature:

Every self-observer has detected within himself mental weakness coincident with aggrandisement.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
A struggle, mind you, not of selfish motives nor for self-aggrandisement, but for Maasau the Free!
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
His well-known republican opinions did not harmonise with Bonaparte's schemes of self-aggrandisement.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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