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English definition of “self-appointed”

self-appointed

adjective     /ˌself.əˈpɔɪn.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ disapproving
behaving as if you had responsibility or authority but without having been chosen by other people: The newspaper has become the self-appointed guardian of public morals.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
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