Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Important in one's own esteem; pompous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having or manifesting an exaggerated idea of one's own importance or merit.
- adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
- self- + important (Wiktionary)
“He had no patience for those he called 'self-important corporation types cut out of the same cookie cutter' who tended to stick to what was safe.”
“Much of the opera world is self-important and self-satisfied, but Glyndebourne is a great leveler," he says.”
“Her "Potemkin villages" had deceived the self-important pundit into endorsing absolutism, just as Jean-Paul Sartre would prove vain enough to applaud Stalin.”
“Look for not a whiff of irony in these mutterings of the self-important!”
“If all this sounds a bit too self-important and ornate, trust me, it isn't.”
“We already have one self-important narcissist who makes political alliances (and betrayals) based on personal pique.”
“Yesterday when I said: "I defy you to find a more atrocious, self-indulgent, self-important piece-of-crap tune," I knew someone would find something uniquely interesting.”
“I defy you to find a more atrocious, self-indulgent, self-important piece-of-crap tune.”
“Certainly, tell me when a game seems manipulative, self-important, precious to fault.”
“David Thomson has noted that Walsh never made the kind of self-important, big-themed movies that get serious critical attention.”
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