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Noun: self-importance  self im'por-t(u)n(t)s
  1. An inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    - ego, egotism
     
  2. An exaggerated opinion of your own importance
    - egotism, swelled head [N. Amer]

Derived forms: self-importances

Type of: conceit, conceitedness, pride, pridefulness, vanity

Encyclopedia: Self-importance