Definition of Swollen-headed

1. Adjective. Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance. "Vain about her clothes"

Exact synonyms: Conceited, Egotistic, Egotistical, Self-conceited, Swollen, Vain
Similar to: Proud
Derivative terms: Egotism, Egotist, Egotist, Vanity, Vanity, Vanity

Lexicographical Neighbors of Swollen-headed

swizzled
swizzler
swizzlers
swizzles
swizzling
swob
swobbed
swobber
swobbers
swobbing
swobs
swoe
swoes
swole
swollen
swollen-headed (current term)
swollenly
swollenness
swoln
swoltery
swomp
swone
swones
swonk
swonken
swoon
swooned
swooner
swooners
swoonier

Literary usage of Swollen-headed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Africa from South to North Through Marotseland by Alfred St. Hill Gibbons (1904)
"... swollen-headed quadrupeds — Compensation in honey — A day's tailoring — Fine open downs — Zebra, buffalo, and oribi— SABOU loses himself—Brought in by ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1892)
"... sat in the midst of his circle of wondering worshippers, while a hideous swollen-headed boy gibbered and mowed at him. A deformed man twisted and ..."

3. Africa from South to North Through Marotseland by Alfred St. Hill Gibbons (1904)
"... swollen-headed quadrupeds — Compensation in honey — A day's tailoring — Fine open downs — Zebra, buffalo, and oribi— SABOU loses himself—Brought in by ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1892)
"... sat in the midst of his circle of wondering worshippers, while a hideous swollen-headed boy gibbered and mowed at him. A deformed man twisted and ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Swollen-headed on Dictionary.com!Search for Swollen-headed on Thesaurus.com!Search for Swollen-headed on Google!Search for Swollen-headed on Wikipedia!