Definition of self-proclaimed in English:



  • Described as or proclaimed to be such by oneself, without endorsement by others.

    ‘books written by self-proclaimed experts’
    • ‘Many of the self-proclaimed experts admit no one really knows what convergent media is or what it will become in the furore.’
    • ‘Bipolar disorder is just manic depression by another name, and I am a self-proclaimed depression expert.’
    • ‘A self-proclaimed addict, Trisha confesses that she writes all the time.’
    • ‘Some people are self-proclaimed experts in everything, and I've met a few.’
    • ‘A self-proclaimed expert in the art of cheating, he decides to share his expertise with Paul.’
    • ‘Compassionate conservatism is the President's self-proclaimed philosophy.’
    • ‘Once disagreement turns into self-proclaimed hate, it becomes blinding.’
    • ‘The march was mostly peaceful, although some self-proclaimed anarchists spray-painted slogans on a bank.’
    • ‘I have not properly appreciated her self-proclaimed role as head cheerleader for our public schools.’
    • ‘He is a mechanic by trade, a professional pilot, a carpenter and a gardener - a self-proclaimed master of all trades.’
    • ‘Being a self-proclaimed feminist myself, I find that type of name-calling so boring and passé.’
    • ‘Crowds from near and far lined the streets of the beautiful fishing village in the hope to get a glimpse of the self-proclaimed diva.’
    • ‘For their self-proclaimed heir to use visual trickery may seem a cop-out, or a challenge whose rewards do not make it worth accepting.’
    • ‘Well, she's a self-proclaimed Texas liberal who likes to tell it like it is, and by golly she does.’
    • ‘The programme clearly set out why he was a feared criminal before his self-proclaimed salvation from a life of crime.’
    • ‘The absence of democracy only strengthened the self-proclaimed fanatics.’
    • ‘What we have seen in the last century are socialist states ruled by self-proclaimed communist parties.’
    • ‘Sales managers aren't likely to be impressed with this self-proclaimed underachiever.’
    • ‘The self-proclaimed king of all media is blasting off to a new realm, satellite radio.’
    • ‘It is too easy to skip over feminism in these self-proclaimed post-feminist times.’
    declared, sworn, self-confessed, confessed, self-proclaimed, acknowledged, admitted, open, overt