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This is not a word according to any dictionary. Please take it down. People take you for a credible source and this proves that you are not.
- Wiktionary is a dictionary. So, your claim that importantness is not in any dictionary is clearly incorrect. Words do not have to appear in a dictionary in order to be a word; they have to be used. Please read WT:CFI. --EncycloPetey 03:37, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
- You will notice the "(proscribed)" tag to tell you that the word is not standard English, but if it is often used by authors in English, it is an English word meeting wt:CFI. I wouldn't use the word pompousness either, but this is a word long recognised by the OED, though I agree that importantness isn't (yet). The OED has more stringent criteria for inclusion, but they keep open files on many words that they do not include in even their largest printed dictionary. Dbfirs 09:27, 10 October 2009 (UTC)