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Synonyms for self-conceited

characteristic of false pride

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His oily, insinuating tones, his greasy smile and his monstrous self-conceit grated on my nerves till sometimes I was all in a tremble.
Her eyes were, it seemed, opened; she felt all the difficulty of maintaining herself without hypocrisy and self-conceit on the pinnacle to which she had wished to mount.
The Premier praised the progress of governmental-parliamentarian cooperation and positive interaction as part of the mutual responsibility which is the source of pride and boasting as it contributes in the same purpose which is the prosperity and welfare of the homeland and its citizens without any exaggeration or self-conceit.
81) In this text Kant uses "self-conceit" to mean "satisfaction with oneself" or "esteem for oneself that precede[s] accord with the moral law," and he claims that reason "strikes down" self-conceit on the grounds that "certainty of a disposition in accord with this law is the first condition of any worth of a person .
While respecting the ecclesial identity of those outside the Catholic fold and mindful of the plausibility of ecclesial self-conceit, he has maintained that the visible church exists only in the Catholic Church.
This for Budick is part of the Miltonic transfer, or the form of tragedy (that is, the movement from pandering to humiliation, self-conceit at the point of 'greatest distress' to exercising freedom over all 'sensible' hopes or hindrances): the movement from the a posteriori to the a priori.
For a generation now, it seems parents, teachers, counselors and social workers - even kids - have been talking nonstop about the importance of building self-esteem, which Merriam-Webster defines as "a confidence and satisfaction in oneself" - but which in many cases seems prone to slip into the second dictionary meaning: "an exaggerated opinion of one's own qualities or abilities," sometimes known as self-conceit.
It was sacrificed to the Moloch of harebrained economic theories and our rulers' and pundits' self-conceit.
All things considered, according to Popovska, a big fair of self-conceit has happened.
Some of the paintings done in the asylums follow themes such as the Passions series, showing people characterising emotions including self-conceit, brutality and self contempt.
Jerusalem, high and cold on its hill, terrifying in its formalism and self-conceit, its arrogance and its supreme blindness, lies like a storm-cloud in the path of Christ.
Still, if there were a sixteenth-century writer fully absorbed by his own experiences and poetic achievement--"swollen with a self-conceit," to adapt a handy phrase--his name would probably be Marlowe.
But nobody seemed to notice or care very much, because such self-conceit is the very raison d'etre of a show like "20/20" and of celebrity journalism (but I repeat myself) in general.
As it has continued to wave off criticism or advice with self-conceit, the process of making Turkey more transparent and demilitarized and shrinking the sphere the state controls in the lives of people has been reversed.
In the first, Reath responds to Henry Allison's alternative account of self-love and self-conceit (cf.