[ US /ˈsɛɫfəˈɡɹænˌdaɪzɪŋ/ ]
  1. of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
  2. exhibiting self-importance
    big talk
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How To Use self-aggrandizing In A Sentence

  • The trick to this method is avoiding the annoying, self-aggrandizing kind of emote, but still publicizing the informative, roleplay based emote.
  • There was Elizabeth Wurtzel's exploitatively self-aggrandizing eulogy. The David Foster Wallace Deleulogy: Bill Bradley
  • And so we come to the apology, complete with a self-aggrandizing reference to how "bigly" Limbaugh personally finds his action and also the ever important caveat that it only stands "if" in fact he is wrong. Limbaugh and The So Called Apology
  • Look, if I want to overemote, I'll do it myself, watching this irritatingly self-aggrandizing hooey. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • She never indulged in gratuitous self-aggrandizing. 'Project Runway Talk' with Carol Hannah: 'I don't think I've been that depressed in a really long time' |
  • This design job is best thought of in a model-building context in which the validity of rank and the inherent tendency to abuse it are both recognized, and it is everyone's job to steer the ship of state between the six-headed monster of "Scylla" (wimpy ranklessness) and the whirlpool of "Charybdis" (self-aggrandizing rank). Robert Fuller: Bridging Left and Right: A Foundation for Transpartisan Politics
  • True, some authors engage in a self-aggrandizing rush to overgeneralize specific rare cases, but assembling enough of these may well lead to new insights.
  • Anytime a self-aggrandizing dictator can have someone killed at the snap of a finger, it is not a stretch to believe he could rape anyone he wanted.
  • While some colleagues remember her as "bubbly," others called her pushy and self-aggrandizing. Clinton And The Intern
  • 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
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