swelled head


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swelled head

(swĕld)
n. Informal
An unduly high opinion of oneself.

swelled head

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swollen head

n
informal an inflated view of one's own worth, often caused by sudden success

swelled′ head′


n.
an inordinately grand opinion of oneself; conceit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swelled head - an exaggerated opinion of your own importanceswelled head - an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
conceitedness, vanity, conceit - the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
superiority complex - an exaggerated estimate of your own value and importance

swelled head

noun
Informal. An exaggerated belief in one's own importance:
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My suspense was truly painful; and, at first, it gave me delightful relief to observe, in hurrying by the farmhouse, Charlie, the fiercest of the pointers, lying under a window, with swelled head and bleeding ear.
The company, which provides electrical infrastructure, technical design, installation and support for the commercial industry, is recruiting four new staff members, increasing its workforce to 22 - a move which means it will have swelled head count by 54% this year, having already taken on six new skilled staff.
Several worries keep him from getting a swelled head.
That's about $600 a swelled head less than what the Lakers charge for the real Nicholson seats at Staples Center.
He's a slobby, pampered, overfed prep school geek with a swelled head that isn't entirely the result of his permanently congested sinuses.