puffed-up


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puffed-up

(pŭft′ŭp′)
adj.
Displaying exaggerated dignity or self-importance; pompous.
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puffed-up

adjective
Characterized by an exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance:
Informal: highfalutin.
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puffed-up

adj faceaufgedunsen
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And she hit out at a troll who claimed Ella, two, "looked like a puffed-up spider".
Phil Bennett's legendary "they've taken our coal, our water, our steel" 1977 team talk sums much of those feelings up, along with all those old preconceptions about posh, arrogant, puffed-up public schoolboys.
How appropriate that a Yorkshireman should make a Yorkshire Pudding speech - lightweight, puffed-up and with nothing but wind in the middle.