Definition of "self-aggrandisement" [self-aggrandisement]
An act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "self-aggrandisement" in a sentence
"In both financial Ponzi schemes and religious manipulation, the frequent appeal is to self-aggrandisement and selfishness."
"This last vilifying barb you offer in yet another comment when, having had the whole root of your hatred revealed in the posting of that email exchange, rather than actually give grounds for your risible concern with a purported conflict of interests, you continue your rancorous pillorying, not to mention the concomitant pompous self-aggrandisement."
"For all that Netanyahu's innate arrogance and self-aggrandisement was laid bare by the contents of the nine-year-old recording, the collective shrugging of shoulders implies that few expected anything else from a man who has been boasting of his own political prowess throughout his tumultuous career."