Origin of self-important
Related formsself-im·por·tance, nounself-im·por·tant·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for self-important
Had he ever done something like in Newtown, every self-important shrink on TV would have claimed they'd have seen it coming.
It was small and self-important rather than big and magnanimous.
They get bloated, self-important, and impossible to deal with.
Real Spike will never sound that self-important, no matter how artistic he gets.
A pedantic and self-important “paper architect,” Polyp goes into crisis when his marriage dissolves.
He was old, fussy, and self-important, and withal no friend to me.Helmet of Navarre|Bertha Runkle
He is very different now from the thoughtless, self-important boy who looked at everything from his own point of view.The Princess of the School|Angela Brazil
I lose my appetite at the sight of successful knavery, and sicken to loathing at the noise and nonsense of self-important folly.The Letters of Robert Burns|Robert Burns
The diarist is a self-important person, talking to himself and to the future, and conscious of his effect upon both.The Joys of Being a Woman|Winifred Kirkland
"I reckon they'll do considerable more huntin' before they find him up there," chuckled the man, with a self-important manner.The Great K. & A. Robbery|Paul Liechester Ford