self-styled (not comparable)
- Claimed by the recipient, as a title one gave to oneself.
- Synonyms: self-proclaimed, soi-disant
This self-styled king of the hill must prove himself before the title has any worth.
2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, in the Guardian:
- Partial results showed Hollande – a former Socialist party leader, rural MP and self-styled Mr Normal – with a clear lead at more than 28%, compared with Sarkozy on 27%.
claimed by the recipient