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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-aggrandizing mean? 

  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 


Sense 1self-aggrandizing [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


self-aggrandising; self-aggrandizing


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]


Exhibiting self-importance


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

Context example:

big talk


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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