Definition of big-headed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiɡˌhedəd/

adjective informal

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, full of oneself, cocky, arrogant, cocksure, above oneself, self-important;
vain, self-satisfied, puffed up, pleased with oneself, smug, complacent
informal too big for one's britches/boots
literary vainglorious



Pronunciation: /ˈbiɡˌhedədnəs/
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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Syllabification: big-head·ed

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