Definition of big-headed in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɪɡˈhɛdɪd/


Conceited or arrogant: I’m trying not to get too big-headed
More example sentences
  • I don't feel under the same pressure now but I don't want to get big-headed.
  • He insulted me and accused me of being proud and 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
informal swollen-headed, too big for one's boots
literary vainglorious
rare peacockish



Pronunciation: /ˈbɪɡhɛdɪdnəs/
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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