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.
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'Father did not want us to be swollen-headed but wanted us to be humble.
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Your wife could not have become swollen-headed now without having noticed or observed some traits in you that informed her being unpredictable.
"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.