self-important

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adjective \ ˌself-im-ˈpȯr-tᵊnt , -tənt \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of self-important

:having or showing self-importance

self-importantly

adverb

First Known Use of self-important

1766


SELF-IMPORTANT Defined for English Language Learners

self-important

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Definition of self-important for English Language Learners

  • : having too high an opinion of your own importance


SELF-IMPORTANT Defined for Kids

self-important

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

Definition of self-important for Students

: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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