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self- +‎ styled


self-styled (not comparable)

  1. Claimed by the recipient, as a title one gave to oneself.
    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[1]:
      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%.