self-importance

self-important

[self-im-pawr-tnt, self-]
adjective
having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance; pompously conceited or haughty.

Origin:
1765–75

self-importance, noun
self-importantly, adverb
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self-important
 
adj
having or showing an unduly high opinion of one's own abilities, importance, etc
 
self-im'portantly
 
adv
 
self-im'portance
 
n

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self-important
"having or showing an exaggerated estimation of one's own importance," 1775, from self + important (q.v.).
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