Origin of significance
Synonyms for significance
Antonyms for significance
Examples from the Web for self-significance
Historical Examples of self-significance
It was taking too much notice of him: it was adding to his self-significance; and a call upon him to treat you with insolence.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
c.1400, "meaning," from Old French significance or directly from Latin significantia "meaning, force, energy," from significans, present participle of significare "to mean, import, signify" (see signify). The earlier word was signifiance (mid-13c.). Meaning "importance" is from 1725. Related: Significancy.