swellheadedness
noun see swellhead

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • swellheadedness — swell·head·ed·ness …   English syllables

  • swellheadedness — noun see swellhead …   Useful english dictionary

  • swellhead — noun Date: 1845 one who has a swelled head ; a conceited person • swellheaded adjective • swellheadedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swellhead — swellheaded, adj. swellheadedness, n. /swel hed /, n. a vain or arrogant person. [1835 45, Amer.; SWELL + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • pride — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Sense of self worth Nouns 1. pride, hauteur; dignity, self respect, self esteem, self sufficiency, reserve. 2. (sympton of pride) arrogance, insolence; ostentation; vanity, vainglory, crest, airs, high… …   English dictionary for students

  • egoism — / egotism [n] self centeredness arrogance, assurance, boastfulness, boasting, bragging, conceit, conceitedness, egocentricity, egomania, gasconade, haughtiness, insolence, megalomania, narcissism, ostentation, overconfidence, preoccupation with… …   New thesaurus

  • egotism — egoism / egotism [n] self centeredness arrogance, assurance, boastfulness, boasting, bragging, conceit, conceitedness, egocentricity, egomania, gasconade, haughtiness, insolence, megalomania, narcissism, ostentation, overconfidence, preoccupation …   New thesaurus

  • swellhead — [swel′hed΄] n. Informal a vain or conceited person; egotist swellheaded adj. swellheadedness n …   English World dictionary

  • swellhead — noun a conceited and self centered person • Syn: ↑egotist, ↑egoist • Derivationally related forms: ↑egoistic (for: ↑egoist), ↑egoism (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|sub|or|di|na|tion — «IHN suh BR duh NAY shuhn», noun. resistance to authority; refusal to obey; disobedience; rebellion; unruly behavior: »In the Mexican War he got into trouble for insubordination and general swellheadedness (Harper s) …   Useful english dictionary

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