from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having, or behaving as if having, too high an opinion of one's own importance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having or manifesting an exaggerated idea of one's own importance or merit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Important in one's own esteem; pompous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
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.