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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-importance - an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to othersself-importance - an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
pride, pridefulness - a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
2.self-importance - an exaggerated opinion of your own importanceself-importance - an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
conceitedness, vanity, conceit - the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
superiority complex - an exaggerated estimate of your own value and importance

self-importance

noun
An exaggerated belief in one's own importance:
Translations

self-importance

[ˌselfɪmˈpɔːtəns] Nprepotencia f

self-importance

[ˌsɛlfɪmˈpɔːtns] npresunzione f, boria

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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