self-importance

noun self-im·por·tance \ ˌself-im-ˈpȯr-tᵊn(t)s , -tən(t)s \

Definition of self-importance

1 : an exaggerated estimate of one's own importance : self-conceit
2 : arrogant or pompous behavior

First Known Use of self-importance

1754

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SELF-IMPORTANCE Defined for Kids

self-importance

noun self-im·por·tance \ ˌself-im-ˈpȯr-tᵊns \

Definition of self-importance for Students

: an attitude showing that someone has an overly high opinion of his or her own importance

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