self-appointed

adjective
self-ap·​point·​ed | \ ˌself-ə-ˈpȯin-təd How to pronounce self-appointed (audio) \

Definition of self-appointed

: appointed by oneself : self-proclaimed

First Known Use of self-appointed

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-appointed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-appointed. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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self-appointed

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English Language Learners Definition of self-appointed

disapproving : thinking of yourself as having a particular position, job, responsibility, etc., without considering the opinions or wishes of other people

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