self-proclaimed

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EtymologyEdit

self- +‎ proclaimed

AdjectiveEdit

self-proclaimed (not comparable)

  1. Announced by oneself, usually without recognition by others.
    Synonyms: self-styled, soi-disant
    He was self-proclaimed king of the mountain. Since it was a mountain of garbage, nobody else wanted the title anyway.
    • 2020 April 8, Anthony Lambert, “National parks: rail can keep the cars away”, in Rail, page 52, photo caption:
      The small town of Pitlochry is the self-proclaimed gateway to the Scottish Highlands and the Cairngorms National Park.

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