self-styled


self-styled
ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval)
If you describe someone as a self-styled leader or expert, you disapprove of them because they claim to be a leader or expert but they do not actually have the right to call themselves this.

Two of these arrested are said to be self-styled area commanders...

He fiercely criticised self-styled educational experts for ignoring Shakespeare.


English dictionary. 2008.

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