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self-important

[self-im-pawr-tnt, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪmˈpɔr tnt, ˌsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance; pompously conceited or haughty.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
Related forms
self-importance, noun
self-importantly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for self-importance

self-important

adjective
1.
having or showing an unduly high opinion of one's own abilities, importance, etc
Derived Forms
self-importantly, adverb
self-importance, noun
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Word Origin and History for self-importance

self-important

adj.

"having or showing an exaggerated estimation of one's own importance," 1728, from self- + important. Related: Self-importance (1728).

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