from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. As characterized by oneself, often without right or justification: "poets, real or self-styled” ( Constantine Fitzgibbon). See Usage Note at so-called.
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- adj. Describing something claimed by the recipient, as a title one given to oneself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Called or styled by one's self; pretended; would-be
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. as claimed by and for yourself often without justification
self- + styled (Wiktionary)