self-aggrandizing

Definitions

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

In literature:

I made not creation, Self to aggrandize, But that creatures might with Me communion prize.
"Mystics and Saints of Islam" by Claud Field
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In news:

Narcissists – you know the type: self-absorbed, arrogant, self-aggrandizing – are not necessarily more creative than others, according to a study by researchers at Cornell and Stanford University.
A ( Self-Aggrandizing ) Reward for Obsessive Readers.
Columbia Journalism School dean Nicholas Lemann has a few choice words for self-aggrandizing bloggers.
Isaiah Berlin defends Churchill against the charge that his writings are windy and self-aggrandizing.
Isaiah Berlin defends Churchill against the charge that his writings are windy and self-aggrandizing.
On a personal level, he's everything I hate about the modern player – self-absorbed, self-aggrandizing.
In an effort to cut down on excesses the Chinese Politburo has banned self-aggrandizing ceremonies.
(Jan 27, 2011) It's a commonplace for comedians, actors and other celebrities to release hastily lashed together books that are little more than self-aggrandizing tributes to, in the words of Bill Hicks, their own fevered egos.
Wonder what AG Eliot Spitzer and Senate Minority Leader David Paterson think of this…I know it's tedious and self-aggrandizing, but watch it through to the end.
I read your self-aggrandizing commentary in Oklahoma Gazette ("A plan to fix DHS," April 4), and I have to reply that most of the problems your party is trying to solve is one of their own making.
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