self-styled


self-styled
adj. called so by oneself; would-be; pretended (a self-styled artist).

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adjective
as claimed by and for yourself often without justification
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the self-styled `doctor' has no degree of any kind

Syn: ↑soi-disant
Similar to: ↑questionable

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adj
self-appointed, self-titled, professed, so-called, soi-disant, would-be, pretended

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adjective WOULD-BE, so-called, self-appointed, self-titled, professed, self-confessed, soi-disant.

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
: given a specified designation or title by oneself : soi-disant

self-styled experts

the self-styled champion

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/self"stuyld"/, adj.
styled, called, or considered by oneself as specified: a self-styled leader.
[1815-25]

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self-styledˈ adjective
1. Called by oneself
2. Pretended
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Main Entry:self-

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self-styled UK US adjective
used for saying what type of person someone claims to be

a self-styled computer expert

Thesaurus: your opinion of yourselfsynonym to think you are importantsynonym

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self-styled «SEHLF STYLD», adjective.
so called by oneself: »

a self-styled leader whom no one follows, the self-styled party of progress.

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adj. [attrib.] using a description or title that one has given oneself

self-styled experts | the self-styled president of Bougainville

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/ˌsɛlfˈstajəld/ adj, always used before a noun
: called a particular thing by yourself :self-proclaimed

self-styled experts

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ˌself-ˈstyled [self-styled] adjective only before noun (disapproving)
using a name or title that you have given yourself, especially when you do not have the right to do it

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • self-styled — [self′stīld′] adj. considered and called (something specified) only by the individual himself or herself; alleged (to be such) only by the person concerned; pretended; professed [a self styled expert] …   English World dictionary

  • self-styled — /self stuyld /, adj. styled, called, or considered by oneself as specified: a self styled leader. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-styled — adj [only before noun] having given yourself a title or position without having a right to it used to show disapproval ▪ a self styled poet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-styled — adjective used for saying what type of person someone claims to be: a self styled computer expert …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-styled — self′ styled′ adj. called or considered by oneself as specified: a self styled leader[/ex] • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-styled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ using a description or title that one has given oneself: self styled experts …   English terms dictionary

  • self-styled — ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe someone as a self styled leader or expert, you disapprove of them because they claim to be a leader or expert but they do not actually have the right to call themselves this. Two of these arrested are said …   English dictionary

  • self-styled — adjective a self styled poet Syn: would be, so called, self appointed, self titled, professed, self confessed, soi disant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • self-styled — adjective Date: 1822 self proclaimed < self styled experts > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-styled — /ˈsɛlf staɪld/ (say self stuyld) adjective (of a title or characterisation) applied to oneself, especially undeservedly: *self styled leader George Speight who is currently being held on an island off Suva by the military. –aap news, 2000 …   Australian English dictionary


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