self-importance :

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  • n  an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
  • n  an exaggerated opinion of your own importance

  • But he is impossible to dislike, touches all political and sectarian bases and, in his complete lack of self-importance, is the anti-politician.
  • The prominence and self-importance of many of the speakers here, coupled with a certain cultural sensitivity to behaving in ways that people from other countries might find .
  • He really can't comprehend anything beyond the scope of his tiny, tiny little mind and it's hugely, hugely inflated sense of self-importance.
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  • Ex-NY Gov Spitzer offers life advice in new book
    Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is offering life advice in a new book, saying "self-importance" can lead to a "dangerous arrogance" that often ends badly...
    July 15, 2013 - News 10 NBC Rochester
  • People,Places and Things
    NEW YORK - Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is offering life advice in a new book released as he campaigns for city comptroller, writing that "self-importance" can lead to a "dangerous arrogance" that often ends badly.
    July 14, 2013 - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  • Terence Cole in Turkish Press
    AWB misled the Australian government and the UN by hiding its activities through "a closed culture of superiority and impregnability, of dominance and self-importance", Cole said.
  • Ted Strickland in Mansfield News Journal
    I think this interest in me has everything to do with Ohio and its perceived importance as a swing state, but I'm not letting it go to my head as far as a feeling of self-importance,Strickland said. "I feel it's a little preposterous of me...

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