from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or practice of enhancing or exaggerating one's own importance, power, or reputation.
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- n. The act or action of making oneself seem more important. An act of pride or boasting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The aggrandizement of one's self.
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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Ready your TV and your stomach for an hour of smears, self-aggrandizement and, with any luck, an airing of the issues facing California: Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown meet tonight in Davis for the first of three televised debates.
Perhaps the public has good reason to think that the media's self-aggrandizement gets in the way of solving the country's real problems
A former White House chief of staff for President George H.W. Bush, Mr. Sununu described Mr. Gingrich as having a penchant for "self-aggrandizement" and "off-the-cuff thinking" that "is not what you want in a commander-in-chief."
In Death of a Thousand Cuts, the murder victims life was motivated by self-aggrandizement.
Saddam replaced some of the ancient Sumerian bricks containing the first language of cuneiform with his own inscriptions of self-aggrandizement.
American self-aggrandizement, like all others I believe, is just communal biology at work and based on a deep-rooted drive to survive.
I make up with true friends who accidentally hurt my feelings through acts of self-aggrandizement, neglect and unwanted pity.
And anyone accusing them of anything is obviously in it for the self-aggrandizement and/or to get a boatload of money.
By Johnson's definition, you're Zen if you're a really focused cyber-flasher like Anthony Weiner or a buffoon like Donald Trump, whose pure self-aggrandizement requires laser-like concentration.
Will it be self-aggrandizement and cynicism, new avenues for Me-ism?