puffed up

puffed up
ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ with n (disapproval)
If you describe someone as puffed up, you disapprove of them because they are very proud of themselves and think that they are very important.
See also puffed

He was too puffed up with his own importance, too blinded by vanity to accept their verdict on him.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • puffed up — adj [not before noun] behaving in a way that shows you are too pleased with yourself and your achievements used to show disapproval ▪ I was so puffed up with my own importance in those days …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • puffed — [pʌft] adj [not before noun] BrE informal breathing quickly because you have been using a lot of energy ▪ I m too puffed to dance any more …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • puffed — UK [pʌft] / US or puffed out UK / US adjective breathing very quickly because you have been running, jumping etc …   English dictionary

  • puffed-up — (pŭftʹŭpʹ) adj. Displaying exaggerated dignity or self importance; pompous. * * * …   Universalium

  • puffed — index inflated (enlarged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • puffed up — index inflated (enlarged), proud (conceited), supercilious, turgid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • puffed up — [ ,pʌft ʌp ] adjective 1. ) behaving as though you are especially good in some way, and people should admire you 2. ) PUFFY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • puffed up — 1. Swollen 2. Inflated with pride, presumption, or the like • • • Main Entry: ↑puff …   Useful english dictionary

  • puffed — [[t]pʌ̱ft[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If a part of your body is puffed or puffed up, it is swollen because of an injury or because you are unwell. His face was a little puffed... His mouth was all puffed up where he had taken a rifle butt. Syn …   English dictionary

  • puffed — adjective 1》 (also puffed out) Brit. out of breath. 2》 (also puffed up) swollen.     ↘(of part of a garment) gathered so as to have a rounded shape …   English new terms dictionary

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