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A fanciful poetic image, especially an elaborate or exaggerated comparison.
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  1. A fanciful poetic image, especially an elaborate or exaggerated comparison.
  2. A fanciful or witty expression or notion; often, specif., a striking and elaborate metaphor, sometimes one regarded, esp. formerly, as strained and arbitrary
  3. (--- Obsolete) The result of intellectual activity; a thought or an opinion.
Worthlessness, pointlessness, or futility:
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  1. Worthlessness, pointlessness, or futility:
  2. A small table or ledge with a mirror for use while putting on cosmetics, combing one's hair, etc.; dressing table
  3. The quality or fact of being vain, or excessively proud of oneself or one's qualities or possessions; self-conceit
Vain, ostentatious display:
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  1. Vain, ostentatious display:
  2. Vain show or empty pomp
  3. Excessive or unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
The tendency to be self-centered, or to consider only oneself and one's own interests; selfishness
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  1. The tendency to be self-centered, or to consider only oneself and one's own interests; selfishness
  2. The belief that self-interest provides the proper basis for moral behavior.
  3. (Ethics) The doctrine that self-interest is the proper goal of all human actions
An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit.
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  1. An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit.
  2. Constant, excessive reference to oneself in speaking or writing
  3. Conceit or vanity
Excessive interest in one's own appearance, comfort, importance, abilities, etc.
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  1. Excessive interest in one's own appearance, comfort, importance, abilities, etc.
  2. A personality disorder characterized by an exaggerated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, and lack of empathy.
  3. Pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, considered in psychoanalytic theory to be a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.
The self; the individual as self-aware
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  1. The self; the individual as self-aware
  2. Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem.
  3. Self-esteem; self-respect
Regard for oneself and one's own interests
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  1. Regard for oneself and one's own interests
  2. The instinct or desire to promote one's own well-being; regard for or love of one's self.
Excessively high regard for one's own importance or station; conceit.
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  1. Excessively high regard for one's own importance or station; conceit.
  2. An exaggerated estimate of one's own importance or merit, especially as manifested by the conduct or manners; self-conceit.
(Uncountable) A feeling of contempt or scorn.
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  1. (Uncountable) A feeling of contempt or scorn.
  2. A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.
  3. The feeling, attitude, or expression of disdaining; aloof contempt or scorn
Wanton insolence or arrogance resulting from excessive pride or from passion
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  1. Wanton insolence or arrogance resulting from excessive pride or from passion
  2. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance:
Belief in oneself; self-respect
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  1. Belief in oneself; self-respect
  2. Confidence in one's own worth; self-respect.
  3. Undue pride in oneself; conceit
The state of having eaten and drunk to surfeit
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  1. The state of having eaten and drunk to surfeit
  2. The condition of being replete
  3. The condition of being fully supplied or completely filled.
Belief in oneself; self-respect
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  1. Belief in oneself; self-respect
  2. Confidence in one's own worth; self-respect.
  3. Undue pride in oneself; conceit
(Uncountable) The state or quality of being smug.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being smug.
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being smug.
An instance of contented self-satisfaction.
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  1. An instance of contented self-satisfaction.
  2. Quiet satisfaction; contentment; often, specif., self-satisfaction, or smugness
  3. A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
The state of being immodest
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(Informal) The quality of being cocky
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  1. (Informal) The quality of being cocky
The state or property of being haughty; arrogance, snobbery.
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The quality or state of being arrogant; overbearing pride or self-importance
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  1. The quality or state of being arrogant; overbearing pride or self-importance
The knowledge of one's own worth, valuing one's self; pride.
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  1. The knowledge of one's own worth, valuing one's self; pride.
  2. Proper respect for oneself and one's worth as a person
  3. Due respect for oneself, one's character, and one's conduct.
Smug or complacent satisfaction with oneself or with one's accomplishments.
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  1. Smug or complacent satisfaction with oneself or with one's accomplishments.
  2. A feeling of fulfillment or contentment with respect to one's own accomplishments or situation.
Self-contentment.
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The capacity to rely on one's own capabilities, and to manage one's own affairs; independence not to be dependent.
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  1. The capacity to rely on one's own capabilities, and to manage one's own affairs; independence not to be dependent.
  2. Reliance on one's own capabilities, judgment, or resources; independence.
  3. Reliance on one's own judgment, abilities, etc.
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  1. The state of being self-confident
  2. A measure of one's belief in one's own abilities
  3. Confidence in oneself or one's own abilities.
A high position, rank, or title
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  1. A high position, rank, or title
  2. The quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect.
  3. Inherent nobility and worth:
Something that gives pleasure:
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  1. Something that gives pleasure:
  2. (Uncountable) The condition of enjoying anything.
  3. Pleasure; gratification; joy
The state, quality, or fact of being contented
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  1. The state, quality, or fact of being contented
  2. The neurophysiological experience of satisfaction and being at ease in one's situation, body, and/or mind.
  3. Happiness in one's situation; satisfaction
Valuable or precious possessions of any kind.
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  1. Valuable or precious possessions of any kind.
  2. One considered especially precious or valuable:
  3. Accumulated or stored wealth in the form of money, jewels, or other valuables:
Any person or thing that is very precious or valuable
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  1. Any person or thing that is very precious or valuable
  2. A small natural or artificial gem used as a bearing in a watch.
  3. A small gem or hard, gemlike bit, used as one of the bearings in a watch
A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal.
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  1. A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal.
  2. A large bundle of things wrapped or tied up for carrying, as on the back of a person or animal; load
  3. A group of animals, such as dogs or wolves, that run and hunt together.
A crowd or body of people, esp. when moving or acting together
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  1. A crowd or body of people, esp. when moving or acting together
  2. A flock or herd being driven in a body.
  3. A number of cattle, hogs, sheep, etc. driven or moving along as a group; flock; herd
(Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
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  1. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
  2. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
  3. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
Alternative form of amour propre.
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  1. Alternative form of amour propre.
  2. Respect for oneself; self-esteem.
  3. Self-regard, self-esteem.
The self; the individual as self-aware
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  1. The self; the individual as self-aware
  2. Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem.
  3. Self-esteem; self-respect
Belief in oneself; self-respect
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  1. Belief in oneself; self-respect
  2. Pride in oneself; self-respect.
  3. Confidence in one's own worth; self-respect.
Consideration of oneself or one's interests.
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  1. Consideration of oneself or one's interests.
  2. Self-respect.
  3. Regard or concern for oneself and one's own interests
The knowledge of one's own worth, valuing one's self; pride.
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  1. The knowledge of one's own worth, valuing one's self; pride.
  2. Proper respect for oneself and one's worth as a person
  3. Due respect for oneself, one's character, and one's conduct.
The quality or state of being arrogant; overbearing pride or self-importance
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  1. The quality or state of being arrogant; overbearing pride or self-importance
The state or property of being haughty; arrogance, snobbery.
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Haughtiness in bearing and attitude; arrogance.
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  1. Haughtiness in bearing and attitude; arrogance.
  2. Disdainful pride; haughtiness; snobbery
  3. Haughtiness or arrogance; loftiness
The state of being lofty.
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The property of being lordly; the bearing or manner of a lord.
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  1. The property of being lordly; the bearing or manner of a lord.
(Law) The inference that a fact exists, based on the proved existence of other facts
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  1. (Law) The inference that a fact exists, based on the proved existence of other facts
  2. A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference. A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference.
  3. (Law) A conclusion applied by law as to the correctness of some fact, ordinarily subject to rebuttal by contrary evidence.
The state or condition of being prideful; pride.
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  1. The state or condition of being prideful; pride.
(Mostly archaic) Pride.
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The state or quality of being supercilious.
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The state of being superior
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  1. The state of being superior
  2. An instance of this
  3. The state or quality of being superior, or higher, greater, better, etc.
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  1. Self-regard, self-esteem.
  2. Alternative form of amour propre.
  3. Respect for oneself; self-esteem.
A fanciful poetic image, especially an elaborate or exaggerated comparison.
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  1. A fanciful poetic image, especially an elaborate or exaggerated comparison.
  2. (--- Obsolete) The result of intellectual activity; a thought or an opinion.
  3. A fanciful or witty expression or notion; often, specif., a striking and elaborate metaphor, sometimes one regarded, esp. formerly, as strained and arbitrary
The self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves.
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  1. The self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves.
  2. The self; the individual as self-aware
  3. Egotism; conceit
The belief that self-interest provides the proper basis for moral behavior.
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  1. The belief that self-interest provides the proper basis for moral behavior.
  2. (Ethics) The doctrine that self-interest is the proper goal of all human actions
  3. Egotism; conceit.
An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit.
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  1. An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit.
  2. Constant, excessive reference to oneself in speaking or writing
  3. Conceit or vanity
(Psychoanalysis) Arrest at or regression to the first stage of libidinal development, in which the self is an object of erotic pleasure
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  1. (Psychoanalysis) Arrest at or regression to the first stage of libidinal development, in which the self is an object of erotic pleasure
  2. Excessive interest in one's own appearance, comfort, importance, abilities, etc.
  3. Pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, considered in psychoanalytic theory to be a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.
Vain show or empty pomp
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  1. Vain show or empty pomp
  2. Extreme self-pride and boastfulness; excessive and ostentatious vanity
  3. Excessive or unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
The property of being vain.
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  1. The property of being vain.
(Short for) vanity case
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  1. (Short for) vanity case
  2. A small table or ledge with a mirror for use while putting on cosmetics, combing one's hair, etc.; dressing table
  3. Worthlessness, pointlessness, or futility:
Self-aggrandizement; an act undertaken to increase one's own power and influence or to draw attention to one's own importance.
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  1. Self-aggrandizement; an act undertaken to increase one's own power and influence or to draw attention to one's own importance.
  2. An act, experience, or course of behavior that gratifies the ego.
  3. (Slang) A trip, or experience, that gratifies or indulges the ego
(Obs.) To greet; hail
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  1. (Obs.) To greet; hail
  2. (Obs.) To rejoice at; celebrate
  3. To express to (a person) one's pleasure at good fortune or success; felicitate
To preen (its feathers)
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  1. To preen (its feathers)
  2. An area in air, water, soil, or rock containing pollutants released from a single source. A plume often spreads in the environment due to the action of wind, currents, or gravity.
  3. A body of magma that rises from the Earth's mantle into the crust. &diamf3; If a plume rises to the Earth's surface, it erupts as lava. &diamf3; If it remains below the Earth's surface, it eventually solidifies into a body of rock known as a pluton.
To trim or clean (fur) with the tongue, as cats do.
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  1. To trim or clean (fur) with the tongue, as cats do.
  2. To show satisfaction with or vanity in (oneself)
  3. To dress or groom oneself in a fussy and self-satisfied way

Synonym Study

  • Self-esteem may suggest undue pride, but more usually implies belief in oneself and proper respect for one's worth as a person
  • Vainglory implies extreme conceit as manifested by boasting, swaggering, arrogance, etc. the vainglory of a conquering general
  • Vanity suggests an excessive desire to be admired by others for one's achievements, appearance, etc. his vanity is wounded by criticism
  • Conceit always implies an exaggerated opinion of oneself, one's achievements, etc. blinded by her overweening conceit
  • Pride refers either to a justified or excessive belief in one's own worth, merit, superiority, etc. she takes pride in her accuracy
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