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noun [U] uk   /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
adjective uk   /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.tənt/ us    /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ənt/
adverb uk   /ˌself.ɪmˈpɔː.tə us    /-ˈpɔːr.t̬ənt-/
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