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: conceited, snobbish
assured, bigheaded, complacent, conceited, consequential, egoistic (also egoistical), egotistic (or egotistical), important, overweening, pompous, prideful, proud, self-conceited, self-important, self-opinionated, self-satisfied, smug, swellheaded, vain, vainglorious
egoless, humble, modest, uncomplacent
1829, in the meaning defined above
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stuck in one's head
stuck in one's ways
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: acting unfriendly towards other people because you think you are better than they are
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: vain sense 2, conceited
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