self-importance

noun
self-im·​por·​tance | \ ˌself-im-ˈpȯr-tᵊn(t)s How to pronounce self-importance (audio) , -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

1727, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-importance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-importance. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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self-importance

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

Kids Definition of self-importance

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

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