Definition of big-headed in English:



  • Conceited or arrogant.

    ‘I'm trying not to get too big-headed’
    • ‘The key is to be confident and talk positively about yourself without coming across bigheaded.’
    • ‘He insulted me and accused me of being proud and big-headed.’
    • ‘But though he loved telling you what he had done and was a wonderful gossip, he was not big-headed.’
    • ‘And, this may sound bigheaded, but we just made a really great record.’
    • ‘Having so much money so young is going to make anyone a bit big-headed, and they have got the world at their feet.’
    • ‘I've told them to give me a kick up the backside if I ever get too bigheaded.’
    • ‘I don't feel under the same pressure now but I don't want to get big-headed.’
    • ‘Of course, that comment wasn't to praise you— so don't get bigheaded.’
    • ‘Despite their recent successes on the classical music scene, they have not become big-headed.’
    • ‘Life on the tightrope of politics is like a drug for those mad, brave or bigheaded enough to attempt it.’
    conceited, arrogant, boastful, cocky, cocksure, full of oneself, above oneself, self-important, immodest, swaggering, strutting
    vain, self-satisfied, self-congratulatory, pleased with oneself, self-loving, in love with oneself, self-admiring, self-regarding, smug, complacent
    swollen-headed, too big for one's boots
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