Self-important

  • 1 self-important — having or showing an exaggerated estimation of one s own importance, 1775, from SELF (Cf. self) + IMPORTANT (Cf. important) …

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  • 2 self-important — self im portant adj behaving in a way that shows you think you are more important than other people used to show disapproval ▪ a self important, pompous little man >self importance n [U] >self importantly adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 self-important — [self′im pôrt′ nt] adj. having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one s own importance; pompous or officious self importance n …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Self-important — Self im*por tant, a. Having or manifesting an exaggerated idea of one s own importance or merit. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 self-important — self importance ► NOUN ▪ an exaggerated sense of one s own value or importance. DERIVATIVES self important adjective …

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  • 6 self-important — index consequential (substantial), inflated (vain), orgulous, pretentious (pompous), proud ( …

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  • 7 self-important — [adj] conceited arrogant, bigheaded*, cocky, egotistical, full of hot air*, immodest, know it all, overbearing, pompous, puffed up*, smug, stuck up*, swollen headed*, vain, vainglorious; concept 404 …

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  • 8 self-important — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is self important, you disapprove of them because they behave as if they are more important than they really are. He was self important, vain and ignorant. ...self important officials. Syn: pompous …

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  • 9 self-important — adjective behaving in a way that shows you think you are more important than other people: a self important, pompous little man self importantly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 self-important — adjective Having, or behaving as if having, too high an opinion of ones own importance. The assistant manager was a self important fellow who strutted about the office barking instructions. Syn: conceited, haughty, pompous …

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  • 11 self-important — adjective why, you self important little toad! Syn: conceited, arrogant, bumptious, full of oneself, puffed up, pompous, overbearing, opinionated, cocky, presumptuous, sententious, vain, overweening, proud, egotistical; informal snooty, uppity,… …

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  • 12 self-important — self im portant adjective behaving in ways that show you think you are more important than everyone else ╾ ,self im portantly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 self-important — self importance, n. self importantly, adv. /self im pawr tnt, self /, adj. having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one s own importance; pompously conceited or haughty. [1765 75] * * * …

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  • 14 self-important — /sɛlf ɪmˈpɔtnt / (say self im pawtnt) adjective having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one s own importance; conceited or pompous. –self importance, noun –self importantly, adverb …

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  • 15 self-important — self′ impor′tant adj. having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one s own importance; pompously conceited or arrogant • Etymology: 1765–75 self′ impor′tance, n. self′ impor′tantly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 self-important — Synonyms and related words: arrogant, assured, big, big league, big name, big time, bigwig, bigwigged, bloated, bombastic, cocksure, complacent, conceited, confident, consequential, considerable, convinced, decided, determined, double barreled,… …

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  • 17 self-important — UK / US adjective showing disapproval behaving in ways that show you think you are more important than everyone else Derived word: self importantly adverb …

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  • 18 self-important — adj proud, conceited, egocentric, narcissistic, self centered, self admiring, self esteeming, Sl. stuck or hung up on oneself; vain, vainglorious, egotistical, puffed up, inflated, swollen, swell headed, Inf. big headed; arrogant, fastuous,… …

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  • 19 self-important — adjective Date: 1766 having or showing self importance • self importantly adverb …

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  • 20 self-important — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. proud, egotistical, conceited; see egotistic 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. conceited, overbearing, arrogant, *bigheaded, egotistical, pompous, swaggering, smug, snobbish, *snotty, *high and mighty. ANT.: self… …

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