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self-important

[ self-im-pawr-tnt, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-important

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF-IMPORTANT

If the coroner was self-important, he was no more so than his witness.

Shepparton is to-day a local capital, busy and self-important.

She was inclined to be fussy and self-important and lacking in self-reliance.

He was old, fussy, and self-important, and withal no friend to me.

Of all the impudent, conceited, self-important young whippersnappers!

She could feel the cool air of the morning again, and hear the crowing of a self-important cock.

For Mrs. De Graf was vain and self-important, and still thought herself attractive and even girlish.

The diarist is a self-important person, talking to himself and to the future, and conscious of his effect upon both.

I never can keep track of his hours; seniors are such an erratic, self-important lot.

A bustling, self-important major of United States volunteers was at one time there, in charge.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SELF-IMPORTANT

pompous

adjectivearrogant, egotistic

prideful

adjectivearrogant
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