self-important


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self-im·por·tance

(sĕlf′ĭm-pôr′tns)
n.
Excessively high regard for one's own importance or station; conceit.

self′-im·por′tant adj.
self′-im·por′tant·ly adv.

self-important

adj
having or showing an unduly high opinion of one's own abilities, importance, etc
ˌself-imˈportantly adv
ˌself-imˈportance n

self′-impor′tant



adj.
having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one's own importance; pompously conceited or arrogant.
[1765–75]
self′-impor′tance, n.
self′-impor′tantly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-important - having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing prideself-important - having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride; "an arrogant official"; "arrogant claims"; "chesty as a peacock"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

self-important

adjective conceited, arrogant, pompous, strutting, swaggering, cocky, pushy (informal), overbearing, presumptuous, bumptious, swollen-headed, bigheaded, full of yourself He was self-important, vain and ignorant.

self-important

adjective
Characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance:
Informal: highfalutin.
Translations

self-important

[ˌselfɪmˈpɔːtənt] ADJprepotente

self-important

[ˌsɛlfɪmˈpɔːtnt] adjpresuntuoso/a, borioso/a

self-important

(selfimˈpoːtənt) adjective
having too high an opinion of one's own importance. a self-important little man.
ˌself-imˈportance noun
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Or you do what the Tories have done and pursue some ideological nonsense about free schools, opened by self-important narcissists or Godbothering fundamentalists.
I was the one who always got picked to play Bethlehem in the school nativity" Comedienne Jo Brand "The most self-important, up-his-backside, failed politician in Westminster" Tory MP Nadine Dorries's opinion of former Liberal Democrat leader Lord (Paddy) Ashdown who had accused the Tories of having links to rich Arabs in countries which are a source of funding for jihadists "I don't consider myself to be not gay.
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Since the recent General Election I have watched a lot of TV and read many newspaper articles where all sorts of self-important self-appointed "pundits" have pontificated over the results.
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