[self-kon-si-kwuh ns, self-]


self-important character or quality; self-importance.

Origin of self-consequence

First recorded in 1770–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-consequence

Historical Examples of self-consequence

  • She did not know that selfishness had thrown out the branch of self-consequence.

    Countess Kate

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • Time has not affected his intellect, or impaired his self-consequence.

  • Who had been at pains to give Harriet notions of self-consequence but herself?


    Jane Austen

  • "There's nobody else at Verner's Pride should scold me," responded Rachel, with a charming little air of self-consequence.

    Verner's Pride

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • Some there were, indeed, who suggested a too haughty idea of self-consequence and dignity.