self-important

adjective
self-im·​por·​tant | \ ˌself-im-ˈpȯr-tᵊnt How to pronounce self-important (audio) , -tənt \

Definition of self-important

: having or showing self-importance

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self-importantly adverb

First Known Use of self-important

1732, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-important was in 1732

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“Self-important.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-important. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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self-important

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of self-important

disapproving : having too high an opinion of your own importance

self-important

adjective
self-im·​por·​tant | \ ˌself-im-ˈpȯr-tᵊnt \

Kids Definition of self-important

: having or showing the attitude of someone who has too high an opinion of his or her own importance : showing self-importance

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