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self-aggrandisement

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance

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Examples

  • In both financial Ponzi schemes and religious manipulation, the frequent appeal is to self-aggrandisement and selfishness.

    Brad Reid: Five Questions For Avoiding Religious Follies

  • This last vilifying barb you offer in yet another comment when, having had the whole root of your hatred revealed in the posting of that email exchange, rather than actually give grounds for your risible concern with a purported conflict of interests, you continue your rancorous pillorying, not to mention the concomitant pompous self-aggrandisement.

    How Not to be a Writer

  • For all that Netanyahu's innate arrogance and self-aggrandisement was laid bare by the contents of the nine-year-old recording, the collective shrugging of shoulders implies that few expected anything else from a man who has been boasting of his own political prowess throughout his tumultuous career.

    Why Binyamin Netanyahu tape is no real shocker

  • The Newsnight programme was shocking both for its self-aggrandisement and its celebration of unfair bias.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • What follows is a sort of addled odyssey fuelled by comic self-aggrandisement and rage against the various machines of money-making.

    Lights Out in Wonderland by DBC Pierre

  • For the furtherance of his own career and self-aggrandisement, Hain knowingly accepted the work load of two departments.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • This abuse of the language of terror for political and commercial self-aggrandisement is disgraceful.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The fact that you know someone in the security services indicates nothing other than your appetite for self-aggrandisement.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • On the contrary, it is entirely the work of warriors thrust carelessly into death's way by a Prime Minister lost in self-aggrandisement and a governing class too closed to speak truth to power.

    Harry Shearer: To Call Blair Bush's Poodle Is An Insult to Poodles

  • It's perfectly clear that Hannan - an intelligent man, if you are to be believed - is willing to either lie about issues of serious importance for reasons of political self-aggrandisement, or, worse, present himself as an informed critic without bothering to check the facts about which he presents himself as an authority.

    Daniel Hannan, the NHS, and Public Health

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