swollen-headed


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swollen-headed

adj
informal conceited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.swollen-headed - characteristic of false prideswollen-headed - characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
Translations

swollen-headed

[ˈswəʊlənˈhedɪd] ADJengreído, presumido, presuntuoso

swollen-headed

adjaufgeblasen (inf)

swollen-headed

[ˈswəʊlənˈhɛdɪd] adj (Brit) (pej) → borioso/a, pieno/a di sé

swell

(swel) past tense swelled: past participle swollen (ˈswoulən) verb
to make or become larger, greater or thicker. The insect-bite made her finger swell; The continual rain had swollen the river; I invited her to join us on the excursion in order to swell the numbers.
noun
a rolling condition of the sea, usually after a storm. The sea looked fairly calm but there was a heavy swell.
adjective
(especially American) used as a term of approval. a swell idea; That's swell!
ˈswelling noun
a swollen area, especially on the body as a result of injury, disease etc. She had a swelling on her arm where the wasp had stung her.
swollen (ˈswəulən) adjective
increased in size, thickness etc, through swelling. a swollen river; He had a swollen ankle after falling down the stairs.
ˌswollen-ˈheaded adjective
too pleased with oneself; conceited. He's very swollen-headed about his success.
swell out
to (cause to) bulge. The sails swelled out in the wind.
swell up
(of a part of the body) to swell. The toothache made her face swell up.
References in periodicals archive ?
Three wins in a row in England is not easy, but we shouldn't get swollen-headed.
You should cherish the performance, but it's important not to get swollen-headed," the Jamaican said in an interview with Gulf News from India.
Baird's direction is of a similarly heedless, knockabout nature, filching from Kubrick in the sweaty, distortive use of eloseup, Fassbinder in an arch, unexpectedly resolved strain of Germanic camp, and Gilliam in Robertson's fantasy sessions with swollen-headed shrink Jim Broadbent.