Definition of big-headed in English:

big-headed

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Pronunciation: /bɪgˈhɛdɪd
 
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adjective

informal
Conceited or arrogant: I’m trying not to get too big-headed
More example sentences
  • However, I will make an, exception, for, the coincidentally bigheaded pop star.
  • I don't feel under the same pressure now but I don't want to get bigheaded.
  • A predictable bar fight follows, and Dave has a new partner, with bigheaded Buddy himself.
Synonyms
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
informal swollen-headed, too big for one's boots
literary vainglorious
rare peacockish

Derivatives

big-headedness

noun
More example sentences
  • Free of any pretension and big-headedness, it was one of the most engaging things I have ever seen on the stage, professional or amateur.
  • I don't think there's a natural big-headedness about them.
  • Some blurbs reveal big-headedness, others ignorance or hidden anxieties or secret wishes.

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