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self-consequence

[ self-kon-si-kwuhns, self- ]

noun

  1. self-important character or quality; self-importance.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of self-consequence1

First recorded in 1770–80

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Example Sentences

They grow more and more tenacious of their idle privileges and senseless self-consequence.

A little self-consequence too began to set in, longing for further recognition of the dignities of Madam Belamour.

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

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

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

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