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soi-disant (adj.)

"self-named, so-called, would-be," 1752 (in Chesterfield), French, from soi "oneself" (from Latin se, see se-) + present participle of dire "to say" (from Latin dicere "speak, tell, say," from PIE root *deik- "to show," also "pronounce solemnly").

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Definitions of soi-disant

soi-disant (adj.)
as claimed by and for yourself often without justification;
Synonyms: self-styled
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