Definition of self-importance in English:

self-importance

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noun

[mass noun]
An exaggerated sense of one’s own value or importance: he was a big, blustering, opinionated cop, full of self-importance
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  • Without any exaggerated sense of self-importance, the 86-year-old surgeon sat in his spartan office room.
  • Many of the most ingrained ‘caveman’ character instincts derive from a sense of self-importance or ego.
  • He tends to devalue others in order to maintain his own exaggerated sense of self-importance.

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