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Having a very high opinion of oneself; self-important.‘the butler was a gentleman full of his own importance’
- ‘Watching her outside the house, she seems a bit, well, full of her own importance as though everything she says matters, even though, frankly, it doesn't.’
- ‘You seem awfully full of your own importance around girls sometimes.’
- ‘Some were engaging, others pompous, and yet others far too full of their own importance.’
- ‘He is someone full of his own importance who wants you to think his time is more precious than yours.’
- ‘He accused local Councillors of not having a clue and being full of their own importance.’
- ‘They don't need some literary twit full of his own importance to tell them ‘You're too common to describe the world for yourself; better let me do it for you.’’
- ‘All afternoon he's successfully impersonated a man who's not hurried, not ruffled, and not full of his own importance.’
- ‘She is audaciously arrogant, completely full of her own importance, and tears into everyone around her: ‘If I can't keep the manor, I want it to go to one of us.'’
- ‘Myres is so full of his own importance he is incapable of making a sincere apology.’
- ‘He is so full of his own importance that he has published a book explaining how heroic, free-thinking people like himself are superior to the conformist masses.’
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