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self-importance

noun [U]     /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.təns/ US  /-ˈpɔːr.t̬əns/ disapproving
the belief that you are more important or have a higher value than other people: He's a modest, mild-mannered man, without a trace of self-importance.Saddening, shocking and upsetting self-important     /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.tənt/ US  /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ənt/ adjective self-importantly     /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.tənt.li/ US  /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ənt-/ adverb
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