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self-styled (not comparable)
- Claimed by the recipient, as a title one given to oneself.
- This self-styled king of the hill must prove himself before the title has any worth.
2012 2012-04-23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, 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%.