VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS

4. Extrinsic Affections

Vanity.

[Antonyms: modesty.]

[Nouns] vanity; conceit, conceitedness; self-conceit, self-complacency, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-esteem, self-love, self-approbation, self-praise, self-glorification, self-laudation, self-gratulation, self-applause, self-admiration; amour propre; selfishness [more].

airs, affected manner, pretensions, mannerism; egotism; priggism, priggishness; coxcombery, gaudery, vainglory, elation; pride [more]; ostentation [more]; assurance [more].

vox et praeterea nihil; cheval de bataille.

coxcomb [more]; Sir Oracle [more].

[Verbs] be vain, be vain of; pique oneself (pride) [more]; lay the flattering unction to one's soul.

have too high an opinion of oneself, have an overweening opinion of oneself, have too high an opinion of one's talents; blind oneself as to one's own merit; not think small beer of oneself, not think vin ordinaire of oneself; put oneself forward; fish for compliments; give oneself airs (assume) [more]; boast [more].

render vain; inspire with vanity; inflate, puff up, turn up, turn one's head.

[Adjectives] vain, vain as a peacock; conceited, overweening, pert, forward;, vainglorious, high-flown; ostentatious [more]; puffed up, inflated, flushed.

self-satisfied, self-confident, self-sufficient, self-flattering, self-admiring, self-applauding, self-glorious, self-opinionated; entente (wrongheaded) [more]; wise in one's own conceit, pragmatical, overwise, pretentious, priggish; egotistic, egotistical; soi-disant (boastful) [more]; arrogant [more]. unabashed, unblushing; unconstrained, unceremonious; free and easy.

[Adverbs] vainly

[Phrases] "how we apples swim!" [Swift]; "prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk" [Cymbeline].

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