self-aggrandisement

/sɛlf-əˈgrændəzmənt/ (say self-uh'granduhzmuhnt)

noun
increase of one's own power, wealth, etc., usually aggressively.
Also, self-aggrandizement.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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