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self-aggrandizing

Definitions

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

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

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
  • adjective exhibiting self-importance

Etymologies

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Examples

  • However, methinks the bulk of them are wising up to the bad opinions, false heroics, cowardly verbal attacks, hysterical malaprops, boorish bravado and self-aggrandizing bile being poured on-screen, on the airwaves and the Internet by these current players, retired players, and boorish self-appointed "experts".

    Ed Berliner: Jay Cutler Brings Out a Yellow Streak in Fellow Players

  • Presumably, what makes political networks so pernicious is not their personal sex life, but the very real damage they do to their states in the form of myopic and self-aggrandizing lawmaking, incompetent appointees, and a perversion of our democratic institutions.

    Hi, Larry Marchant! [UPDATED] | RedState

  • For a second there when I read this headline, I forgot that Evan was a political scion and thought that Matt was giving the DNC a little Singapore-style advice on how to deal with whiny, back-stabbing, self-aggrandizing Deficit Peacocks ….

    Matthew Yglesias » Birch Bayh

  • However, methinks the bulk of them are wising up to the bad opinions, false heroics, cowardly verbal attacks, hysterical malaprops, boorish bravado and self-aggrandizing bile being poured on-screen, on the airwaves and the Internet by these current players, retired players, and boorish self-appointed "experts".

    Ed Berliner: Jay Cutler Brings Out a Yellow Streak in Fellow Players

  • Aside from being wrong, the cynical, self-aggrandizing view that all this warmongering from the right comes down to profit is unhelpful.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Dumbest Term You Could Use?

  • Joe, you tried to praise him for actually contributing to a discussion instead of preening and self-aggrandizing for once.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Politics of Terror

  • I admit it would be self-aggrandizing to try and account for this by blaming it on the misappropriation of ‘classic’ Halo sounds in the game, but at the very least it is a symptom of the larger problem at hand.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I admit it would be self-aggrandizing to try and account for this by blaming it on the misappropriation of ‘classic’ Halo sounds in the game, but at the very least it is a symptom of the larger problem at hand.

    The Audio of Halo Wars – A victim of unambitious design

  • Apparently, even he's grown tired of the self-aggrandizing hoax through which he's flung enough ignorant, racist bile to fill 100 KKK meetings.

    Andy Ostroy: Donald Trump Announces He's Not Running for President and Will Be Going Back to Simply Annoying Business People

  • Why is it that Congress will vote on and pass resolutions for some of the most stupid and self-aggrandizing notions, yet, do everything in their power to prevent a simple Yes or No vote on POW-MIA Hearings that have been sought for more than a dozen years.

    Statistics on the Prisoner of War issue

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