self–important

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adjective \-tənt, -tənt\

Definition of self–important

  1. :  having or showing self-importance

self–importantly

adverb

1766

First Known Use of self–important

1766


SELF–IMPORTANT Defined for English Language Learners

self–important

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adjective \-tənt, -tənt\

Definition of self–important for English Language Learners

  • : having too high an opinion of your own importance


SELF–IMPORTANT Defined for Kids

self–important

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adjective self–im·por·tant \ˌself-im-ˈpȯr-tənt\

Definition of self–important for Students

  1. :  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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