Describing actions intended to make oneself seem more important. Boastful.

His self-aggrandizing talk alienated his colleagues who did the work he claimed credit for.

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  • self-aggrandizing — also self aggrandizing, 1856, from SELF (Cf. self) + aggrandizing (see AGGRANDIZE (Cf. aggrandize)) …   Etymology 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

  • self-aggrandizing — See self aggrandizement. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-ag|gran|di|zing — «SEHLF AG ruhn dy zihng, uh GRAN », adjective. aggrandizing oneself; seeking to aggrandize oneself: »a self aggrandizing official, self aggrandizing schemes …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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′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-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-centered — adj egoistic, egoistical, egotistic, ego tistical, egocentric, narcissistic, narcistic; self absorbed, wrapped up in oneself; selfish, self serving, self seeking, Sl. on the make or take, self aggrandizing; self indulgent, self gratifying, self… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 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

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