Definition of self-importantly in English:



  • See self-important

    • ‘Young peacocks, whose train is only half grown, strut self-importantly around a bevy of shawl-clad females, who ignore them totally.’
    • ‘Lighten up and stop taking yourselves so self-importantly.’
    • ‘I think that he is a conventionally PC - and self-importantly ascetic - clergyman.’
    • ‘He was to remain self-importantly there until his retirement at the age of sixty-five in 1914.’
    • ‘On practically every flight these days you'll encounter cell-phone maniacs, barking self-importantly into their little chunks of plastic.’