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Humblebraggadocio /ˈhʌmb(ə)lˌbraɡəˈdəʊtʃɪəʊ/ (n.)
1. The optimal disposition of your LinkedIn profile.
2. A public, though nonchalant, profession of the profound, diffident, honour you feel at having been given an award or reward that you alone feel you richly deserve.

The key to trouble-free humblebraggadocio is a kind of “defeat device” that neuters or, even better, rebounds the snarky jibes you might otherwise ship from embittered cynics who make up words like “humblebraggadocio” in the first place. Having overcome any institutional disadvantage beyond left-handedness will usually do.


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