self-display

noun
self-dis·​play | \ ˌself-di-ˈsplā How to pronounce self-display (audio) \
plural self-displays

Definition of self-display

: the act or an instance of showing off or exhibiting oneself usually in an ostentatious manner : self-exhibition He disliked self-display, making a scene, anything that threatened to rock the social boat.— James Trilling … reveled in the kind of self-display that a bourgeois woman was supposed to avoid …— Laura Auricchio

First Known Use of self-display

1806, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-display.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-display. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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