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SELF-AGGRANDIZING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-aggrandizing mean? 

SELF-AGGRANDIZING (adjective)
  The adjective SELF-AGGRANDIZING has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
2. exhibiting self-importance

  Familiarity information: SELF-AGGRANDIZING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SELF-AGGRANDIZING (adjective)


Sense 1self-aggrandizing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

self-aggrandising; self-aggrandizing

Pertainym:

self-aggrandizement (an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance)


Sense 2self-aggrandizing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exhibiting self-importance

Synonyms:

cock-a-hoop; boastful; braggart; bragging; braggy; crowing; self-aggrandizing; self-aggrandising; big

Context example:

big talk

Similar:

proud (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride)


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