Self-aggrandizement meaning

sĕlfə-grăndĭz-mənt
The act of making oneself more powerful, wealthy, etc., esp. in a ruthless way.
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Self aggrandizement is defined as exaggerating one's own importance or power.

An example of self aggrandizement is a candidate stretching the truth about his accomplishments to win the position.

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The act or practice of enhancing or exaggerating one's own importance, power, or reputation.
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The act or action of making oneself seem more important. An act of pride or boasting.

His attempts at self-aggrandizement made him seem vain, boastful and, ironically, petty.

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