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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-gran-diz-muh nt]
    • /əˈgræn dɪz mənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-gran-diz-muh nt]
    • /əˈgræn dɪz mənt/

Definitions of aggrandisement word

  • noun aggrandisement an act or instance of aggrandizing, or increasing in size, or intensity: aggrandizement of mercantile trade in the early colonies. 1
  • noun aggrandisement the act of making something appear greater than is actually warranted by the facts: Some saw it as ego aggrandizement. 1
  • noun aggrandisement expansion of power, wealth, rank, or honor: The department was used for the aggrandizement of its leaders. 1
  • noun aggrandisement (British, rare) Alternative spelling of 'aggrandizement'. 1
  • noun aggrandisement (Britain, rare) Alternative spelling of aggrandizement. 0

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Parts of speech for Aggrandisement


aggrandisement popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for aggrandisement

noun aggrandisement

  • overstatement — to state too strongly; exaggerate: to overstate one's position in a controversy.
  • puffery — undue or exaggerated praise.
  • braggadocio — vain empty boasting
  • glorification — a glorified or more splendid form of something.
  • boasting — to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, especially about oneself.

Antonyms for aggrandisement

noun aggrandisement

  • understatement — the act or an instance of understating, or representing in a weak or restrained way that is not borne out by the facts: The journalist wrote that the earthquake had caused some damage. This turned out to be a massive understatement of the devastation.
  • deterioration — the act or process of deteriorating.
  • deflation — Deflation is a reduction in economic activity that leads to lower levels of industrial output, employment, investment, trade, profits, and prices.
  • compression — the act of compressing or the condition of being compressed
  • decline — If something declines, it becomes less in quantity, importance, or strength.

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