Definition of self-importance in English:


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[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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