self-important


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characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance

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having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride

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I actually think it's a good idea to be a little self-important, since I'm trying very hard to convince people that videogames are, in fact, important.
A transient species that seldom stays put long enough to be studied carefully, the Honch is a self-important bird that makes grand, sweeping, split-second appearances non-stop through all conference facilities, including lobbies and corridors.
MARK HOLDER'S rather self-important letter, published here on Monday, proves he can work a stop-watch, but little else.
The project of defending God's honor is self-important and futile; human beings are not fit for such work, which quickly becomes shrill and violent with the effort of convincing oneself it is necessary.
Americans are often viewed in the global camp community as being somewhat self-important and patronizing in their attitudes toward camps outside the U.
Banal, irritating, over-hyped, overpaid, laughably self-important .
Their self-important inability to make a decision has frayed our nerves for months.
However the spectacle on the main street side is more gently prosaic, as the self-important, space-age interloper nuzzles up to workaday terraced houses.
I haven't learned anything from the interviews except that the poets were studious, trained, self-assured and obnoxiously self-important.
Written as a novel in verse, the tale gets inside the heads of the star jock, the bullied outcast, the mixed-race girl who doesn't fit in, and the principal's self-important snitch However, Adoff shuns standard stereotypes by creating multi-dimensional adolescents whose public personas mask their insecurities, anxieties, and longing for acceptance.
Her sarcastic, self-important attitude mocks us and our art, as well as her own background.
I hesitate to use this world because I don't want to sound self-important at all, because I don't think what we're doing is going to change the world or be remembered in five years, but I can certainly say that this could be something like a sonic vanguard of deconstruction with the intent to reconstruct.
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What Rosenblatt calls "prancing around in an air of vain stupidity" was never the sole province of the celebrity culture it applied equally to self-important essayists, solemn anchormen, and an uninterrupted string of state departments whose rambunctious and provocative foreign policies betrayed the non-interventionist sensibilities of the populace and left us open to the wrath of omnicidal fanatics.
Anyway, self-important cullud folks who determinedly wrap themselves in whatever elite credentials they have acquired or were born with almost never have a sly sense of humor like hers.