WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
self-ag•gran•dize•ment  (selfə grandiz mənt, self′-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. increase of one's own power, wealth, etc., usually aggressively.
self-ag•gran•diz•ing  (selfə grandī zing),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • 1790–1800


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

self-aggrandizement n
  1. the act of increasing one's own power, importance, etc, esp in an aggressive or ruthless manner

ˌself-agˈgranˌdizing adj



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