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Describing arrogant and over-confident people or behaviour - thesaurus

Synonyms

arrogant

adjective

someone who is arrogant thinks they are better or more important than other people and behaves in a way that is rude and too confident

proud

adjective

used about someone who feels so proud that they think they are better than other people

conceited

adjective

someone who is conceited behaves in a way that shows they think they are very intelligent, skilful, or attractive. This word shows that you do not like people like this.

immodest

adjective

someone who is immodest thinks they are very good or clever and likes to talk about their achievements

superior

adjective

someone who is superior behaves in a proud way, as if they think they are better or more important than other people

vain

adjective

showing disapproval someone who is vain is very proud and thinks they are very attractive or special

egocentric

adjective

behaving as if you are more important than other people, and need not care about them

patronizing

adjective

showing disapproval behaving or speaking in a way that shows you think you are more intelligent or important than someone

big-headed

adjective

behaving in a way that shows that you think you are very important or intelligent

loud

adjective

used for describing a person who talks in a loud and confident way that annoys other people

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arch

adjective

speaking or looking as though you think it is funny that you know something that someone else does not know

as if you own the place

if someone behaves as if they own the place, they behave in an annoying way that shows they think they are very important

beneath your dignity

if something is beneath your dignity, you think that you are too important to do it

brash

adjective

showing disapproval behaving and talking in a loud and confident way that annoys other people

brassy

adjective

showing disapproval a brassy woman is one who you think talks too loudly, seems too confident, and wears clothes that are bright and do not have much style

bumptious

adjective

behaving in an annoying way that shows you think you are very important

clever

adjective

Britishinformal saying annoying or offensive things to make yourself look better than someone

cocksure

adjective

informalshowing disapproval very confident in an annoying way

cocky

adjective

informalshowing disapproval very confident in an annoying way

condescending

adjective

showing disapproval showing that you think you are more important or more intelligent than other people

egotistical

adjective

showing disapproval thinking that you are more important than other people and need not care about them

holier-than-thou

adjective

behaving as if you are morally better than other people, in a way that annoys them

importantly

adverb

in a way that shows you think you are important

jumped-up

adjective

Britishinformal thinking that you are more important than you are

lofty

adjective

mainly literary someone who has a lofty manner or attitude behaves in a way that shows they think they are better than other people

lordly

adjective

formal behaving in a proud way that shows that you think you are more important than other people

overconfident

adjective

more confident than it is sensible to be, often in a way that is annoying

pleased with yourself

very proud of something that you have done, especially in a way that annoys other people

pompous

adjective

showing disapproval someone who is pompous thinks they are very important and speaks or behaves in a very serious and formal way

presumptuous

adjective

showing too much confidence and not enough respect

puffed up

adjective

behaving as though you are especially good in some way, and people should admire you

riding for a fall

too confident or taking too many risks, so that you are likely to fail badly

sanctimonious

adjective

showing disapproval used for describing someone who tries to show that they have better moral or religious principles than other people

self-appointed

adjective

used about someone who behaves in a particular way because they think they have a right to, especially when other people do not agree

self-congratulatory

adjective

showing disapproval showing you are very proud of what you have done, in a way that annoys other people

self-important

adjective

showing disapproval behaving in ways that show you think you are more important than everyone else

self-opinionated

adjective

believing that your own opinions are right and that everyone else should agree with you

self-righteous

adjective

showing that you are too proud of your own moral behaviour or beliefs, especially in a way that annoys other people

self-satisfied

adjective

showing disapproval showing how pleased you are about your own situation in a way that annoys other people

smug

adjective

showing disapproval too satisfied with your abilities or achievements. This word shows that you dislike people like this

sniffy

adjective

informal behaving in a way that shows that you do not think someone or something is good or important enough for you

snobbish

adjective

showing disapproval behaving in a way that shows you think you are better than other people

snobby

adjective

informalshowing disapproval snobbish

snooty

adjective

informalshowing disapproval someone who is snooty thinks they are better than other people and behaves rudely towards them

snotty

adjective

informalshowing disapproval a snotty person thinks they are better or more important than other people

snotty-nosed

adjective

informalBritishshowing disapproval a snotty-nosed person thinks they are better or more important than other people

someone likes the sound of their own voice

used for saying that someone thinks their opinions are more important than anyone else’s

stuck-up

adjective

informalshowing disapproval a stuck-up person acts as though they are too important to speak to you

supercilious

adjective

a supercilious person behaves as if they think they are better or more important than everyone else

toffee-nosed

adjective

Britishinformal behaving as if you are more important than other people, especially because you come from a higher social class

too big for his/her boots

used for saying that someone thinks they are more important or powerful than they really are

too clever by half

very confident about your intelligence and skills in a way that annoys people

uppity

adjective

informal old-fashioned behaving in a way that shows that you think you are more important than other people

vainglorious

adjective

literary extremely proud in a way that other people dislike or think is stupid

virtuous

adjective

used in a negative way for describing someone who thinks they are morally better than other people

with your nose in the air

with an attitude that shows that you think you are better than other people

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