Self-importance Self`-im*por"tance, n. An exaggerated estimate of one's own importance or merit, esp. as manifested by the conduct or manners; self-conceit. [1913 Webster]

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  • self-importance — noun Date: 1754 1. an exaggerated estimate of one s own importance ; self conceit 2. arrogant or pompous behavior …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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