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self-appointed

adjective [not gradable]  /ˌself·əˈpɔɪn·tɪd/ us  
behaving as if you had special knowledge or authority without actually having it: Mrs. McElvey was the self-appointed spokeswoman for the group.
Translations of “self-appointed”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自命的, 自封的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自命的, 自封的…
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