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  • 1 arrogante

    adj.
    1 arrogant.
    2 overbearing, high-and-mighty, high-handed.
    f. & m.
    arrogant person, belittler.
    * * *
    1 (orgulloso) arrogant
    2 (gallardo) gallant, valiant, brave
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ (=altanero) arrogant, haughty; (=orgulloso) proud
    * * *
    adjetivo ( soberbio) arrogant, haughty
    * * *
    = arrogant, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocksure, overbearing, supercilious.
    Ex. Particularly in libraries, the attitude of the employee is to become arrogant toward the user.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    * * *
    adjetivo ( soberbio) arrogant, haughty
    * * *
    = arrogant, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocksure, overbearing, supercilious.

    Ex: Particularly in libraries, the attitude of the employee is to become arrogant toward the user.

    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.

    * * *
    1 (soberbio) arrogant, haughty
    2 (gallardo) imposing, dashing
    * * *

    arrogante adjetivo
    arrogant, haughty
    arrogante adjetivo arrogant
    ' arrogante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    altivo
    - presumido
    English:
    arrogant
    - both
    - cavalier
    - haughty
    - manner
    - stiff-necked
    - superior
    - swagger
    * * *
    arrogant
    * * *
    adj arrogant
    * * *
    altanero, altivo: arrogant, haughty
    * * *
    arrogante adj arrogant

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrogante

  • 2 creído

    adj.
    vain, arrogant, self-satisfied, conceited.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: creer.
    * * *
    1→ link=creer creer
    1 arrogant, vain, conceited
    \
    ser un creído,-a to be full of oneself
    * * *
    creído, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=engreído) conceited
    2) (=crédulo) credulous, trusting
    2.
    SM / F
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( engreído) conceited
    b) [ser] (Arg) ( crédulo) gullible
    * * *
    = conceited, stuck-up, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( engreído) conceited
    b) [ser] (Arg) ( crédulo) gullible
    * * *
    = conceited, stuck-up, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.

    * * *
    creído -da
    1 [ SER] (engreído) conceited
    2 [ ESTAR]
    (confiado, convencido): está creído (de) que va a ganar he's convinced o quite sure he's going to win, he's very confident of victory
    3 [ SER] ( Arg) (crédulo) gullible
    * * *

    Del verbo creer: ( conjugate creer)

    creído es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    creer    
    creído
    creer ( conjugate creer) verbo intransitivo
    a) (tener fe, aceptar como verdad) to believe;

    creído en algo/algn to believe in sth/sb;
    ¿me crees? do you believe me?

    b) (pensar, juzgar) to think;

    ¿tú crees? do you think so?;

    no creo I don't think so;
    no creas, es bastante difícil believe me, it's quite hard
    verbo transitivo


    aunque no lo creas believe it or not;
    ¡no lo puedo creído! I don't believe it!;
    ¡ya lo creo! of course!
    b) (pensar, juzgar) to think;

    creo que sí/creo que no I think so/I don't think so;

    creo que va a llover I think it's going to rain;
    no la creo capaz I do not think she is capable;
    se cree que el incendio fue provocado the fire is thought to have been started deliberately;
    no lo creí necesario I didn't think it necessary;
    no creo que pueda ir I doubt if o I don't think I'll be able to go;
    creí oír un ruido I thought I heard a noise;
    creo recordar que … I seem to remember that …
    creerse verbo pronominal




    ¿quién se creídoá que es? who does he think he is?
    c) (CS fam) ( estimarse superior) to think one is special (o great etc)

    d) (Méx) ( fiarse) creídose de algn to trust sb

    creído
    ◊ -da adjetivo [ser] ( engreído) conceited

    creer
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (suponer) to think: ¿crees que está implicado?, do you think he's involved?
    creo que sí/no, I think so/don't think so
    ya lo creo, of course
    2 (tener fe, confianza) to believe: créeme, believe me
    te creo, I believe you
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 Rel to believe [en, in]
    cree en los marcianos, he believes in Martians
    2 (tener confianza) to trust: mi padre cree en mí, my father trusts me
    creído,-a
    I adjetivo arrogant, vain, conceited
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino big head

    ' creído' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    creerse
    - creída
    - pero
    English:
    bighead
    - bigheaded
    - cocksure
    - never
    - stuck-up
    - big
    * * *
    creído, -a Fam
    adj
    conceited;
    se lo tiene muy creído he's very full of himself, Br he really fancies himself
    nm,f
    es un creído he's a bighead
    * * *
    I partcreer
    II adj conceited
    * * *
    creído, -da adj
    1) fam : conceited
    2) : confident, sure
    * * *
    creído adj cocky

    Spanish-English dictionary > creído

  • 3 engreído

    adj.
    vain, cocky, proud, bigheaded.
    f. & m.
    swell-headed person, conceited person, swellhead.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: engreír.
    * * *
    1 vain, conceited, stuck-up
    * * *
    engreído, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=vanidoso) vain, stuck-up *
    2) LAm (=afectuoso) affectionate; (=mimado) spoiled, spoilt
    2.
    SM / F bighead *, spoiled brat
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled*
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *
    = conceited, self-inflated, stuck-up, self-important, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex. library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex. He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled*
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *
    = conceited, self-inflated, stuck-up, self-important, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex: library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex: He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.

    * * *
    engreído1 -da
    1 (vanidoso, presumido) conceited, bigheaded ( colloq)
    2 ( Per) (mimado) spoiled*
    engreído2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    1 (vanidoso) bighead ( colloq)
    2 ( Per) (mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *

    Del verbo engreír: ( conjugate engreír)

    engreído es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    engreído    
    engreír
    engreído
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)

    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled( conjugate spoiled)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)

    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled brat

    engreído,-a adjetivo conceited
    ' engreído' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    además
    - cambio
    - corte
    - engreída
    - estiramiento
    - fatua
    - fatuo
    - parecer
    - ufana
    - ufano
    - creído
    - pituco
    - presumido
    - sobrado
    English:
    bighead
    - bigheaded
    - cocksure
    - fatuous
    - self-important
    - smug
    - toffee-nosed
    - conceited
    - puffed
    - self
    * * *
    engreído, -a
    adj
    1. [creído] conceited, full of one's own importance
    2. Perú [mimado] spoiled
    nm,f
    1. [creído] conceited person;
    ser un engreído to be very conceited
    2. Perú [mimado]
    ser un engreído to be spoiled
    * * *
    adj conceited
    * * *
    engreído, -da adj
    presumido, vanidoso: vain, conceited, stuck-up

    Spanish-English dictionary > engreído

  • 4 gallito

    adj.
    m.
    1 cockerel.
    2 badminton.
    3 shuttlecock, birdy.
    * * *
    1 familiar (presumido) cock of the walk, show-off
    2 familiar (bravucón) bully, troublemaker
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ * (=bravucón) cocky *, cocksure
    2. SM
    1) (=ave) cockerel
    2) (=persona) tough guy *
    3) Col, Méx (Dep) shuttlecock
    4) And (=flecha) small arrow, dart
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo (fam) cocky
    II
    1) (fam) ( persona) tough guy (colloq)
    2) (Col, Méx) (Dep) shuttlecock, birdie (AmE); ver tb gallo II
    * * *
    = cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], arrogant, cocksure.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. Particularly in libraries, the attitude of the employee is to become arrogant toward the user.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    ----
    * gallito de las rocas = cock-of-the-rock.
    * gallito del corral, el = cock-of-the-walk.
    * gallito del lugar, el = cock-of-the-walk.
    * ponerse gallito = bluster.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo (fam) cocky
    II
    1) (fam) ( persona) tough guy (colloq)
    2) (Col, Méx) (Dep) shuttlecock, birdie (AmE); ver tb gallo II
    * * *
    = cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], arrogant, cocksure.

    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.

    Ex: Particularly in libraries, the attitude of the employee is to become arrogant toward the user.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    * gallito de las rocas = cock-of-the-rock.
    * gallito del corral, el = cock-of-the-walk.
    * gallito del lugar, el = cock-of-the-walk.
    * ponerse gallito = bluster.

    * * *
    gallito1 -ta
    ( fam); cocky
    A ( fam) (persona) tough guy ( colloq)
    no te hagas el gallito don't act the tough guy
    B (Col, Méx) (deporte) badminton; (rehilete) shuttlecock, birdy ( AmE) ver tb gallo2 (↑ gallo (2))
    * * *

    gallito sustantivo masculino
    1 (fam) ( persona) tough guy (colloq)
    2 (Col, Méx) (Dep) shuttlecock, birdie (AmE)
    gallito adjetivo cocky: se me puso gallito y tuve que soltarle una fresca, he got all cocky with me and I had to give him a piece of my mind
    ' gallito' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    guapa
    - guapo
    English:
    cockerel
    - cocky
    - shuttle
    * * *
    gallito, -a
    adj
    Fam [bravucón] cocky;
    ponerse gallito to get all cocky
    nm
    1. Fam [bravucón]
    es un gallito he's cocky
    2. [ave] northern jacana
    3. Col [dardo] dart
    * * *
    gallito, -ta adj, fam : cocky, belligerent

    Spanish-English dictionary > gallito

  • 5 petulante

    adj.
    1 opinionated, arrogant.
    2 petulant, boasting, vain, cynical.
    f. & m.
    1 opinionated person.
    2 smug person, self-righteous person, self-satisfied person.
    * * *
    1 vain
    * * *
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo smug, self-satisfied
    II
    masculino y femenino smug o self-satisfied fool
    * * *
    = smug, petulant, show-off, showboat, hot dog, hoity-toity, cocksure.
    Ex. A little later in the same document, in a passage dealing in a rather smug way with the then infant county libraries we read that the purpose of such libraries should be to relieve the tedium of idle hours quite irrespective of intellectual profit or educational gain.
    Ex. His manner was more animated, but not in the usual petulant sense: he even seemed years younger.
    Ex. The ebullient Mr Wang is a chatterbox and a bit of a show-off.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a ' showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Jerry Hairston is a bit of a hot dog and needs to be reined in at times.
    Ex. Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo smug, self-satisfied
    II
    masculino y femenino smug o self-satisfied fool
    * * *
    = smug, petulant, show-off, showboat, hot dog, hoity-toity, cocksure.

    Ex: A little later in the same document, in a passage dealing in a rather smug way with the then infant county libraries we read that the purpose of such libraries should be to relieve the tedium of idle hours quite irrespective of intellectual profit or educational gain.

    Ex: His manner was more animated, but not in the usual petulant sense: he even seemed years younger.
    Ex: The ebullient Mr Wang is a chatterbox and a bit of a show-off.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a ' showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Jerry Hairston is a bit of a hot dog and needs to be reined in at times.
    Ex: Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

    * * *
    smug, self-satisfied
    smug o self-satisfied fool
    * * *

    petulante adjetivo
    smug, self-satisfied
    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
    smug o self-satisified fool
    ' petulante' also found in these entries:
    English:
    smug
    * * *
    adj
    opinionated, arrogant
    nmf
    opinionated person;
    es un petulante he's very opinionated
    * * *
    adj smug
    * * *
    insolente: insolent, petulant

    Spanish-English dictionary > petulante

  • 6 presuntuoso

    adj.
    1 conceited, arrogant, assuming, vain.
    2 pompous, highfaluting, lavish, highfalutin.
    m.
    self-conceited person, snob.
    * * *
    1 (presumido) conceited, vain; (arrogante) presumptuous
    * * *
    ADJ (=vanidoso) conceited, presumptuous; (=pretencioso) pretentious
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo conceited, vain
    * * *
    = conceited, pompous, presumptuous, immodest, pretentious, stuck-up, hyfoluted, high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], poseur, cocksure, big-headed, portentous.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Many feel that it is presumptuous to think that a 150- to 250-word abstract can carry enough information from a well-written 3,000-word paper to be of much use except as a guide.
    Ex. The author reviews an article by Tom Eadie, ' Immodest proposals: user instruction for students does not work'.
    Ex. Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex. library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex. I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. This is an interesting little town wholly populated by poseurs and backpackers with a few salty sea dogs thrown in for good measure.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    Ex. He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo conceited, vain
    * * *
    = conceited, pompous, presumptuous, immodest, pretentious, stuck-up, hyfoluted, high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], poseur, cocksure, big-headed, portentous.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex: Many feel that it is presumptuous to think that a 150- to 250-word abstract can carry enough information from a well-written 3,000-word paper to be of much use except as a guide.
    Ex: The author reviews an article by Tom Eadie, ' Immodest proposals: user instruction for students does not work'.
    Ex: Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex: library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex: I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: This is an interesting little town wholly populated by poseurs and backpackers with a few salty sea dogs thrown in for good measure.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    Ex: He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.

    * * *
    conceited, vain
    * * *

    presuntuoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    conceited, vain
    presuntuoso,-a adjetivo & sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 (presumido) vain, conceited
    2 (pretencioso) pretentious, showy

    ' presuntuoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chula
    - chulo
    - presuntuosa
    - suficiente
    - ufana
    - ufano
    English:
    bumptious
    - immodest
    - jumped up
    - pompous
    - pretentious
    - upstart
    - conceited
    * * *
    presuntuoso, -a
    adj
    [vanidoso] conceited; [pretencioso] pretentious
    nm,f
    conceited person
    * * *
    adj conceited
    * * *
    presuntuoso, -sa adj
    : conceited
    * * *
    presuntuoso adj boastful

    Spanish-English dictionary > presuntuoso

  • 7 faceto *

    ADJ Méx cocksure, arrogant

    Spanish-English dictionary > faceto *

  • 8 completamente seguro

    • cocksure
    • completely certain
    • dead certain

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > completamente seguro

  • 9 demasiado confiado

    • cocksure
    • overconfident

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > demasiado confiado

  • 10 muy confiado

    • cocksure
    • overconfident

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > muy confiado

  • 11 completamente seguro

    adj.
    completely certain, dead certain, cocksure.

    Spanish-English dictionary > completamente seguro

  • 12 demasiado confiado

    adj.
    overconfident, cocksure.

    Spanish-English dictionary > demasiado confiado

  • 13 muy confiado

    adj.
    overconfident, cocksure.

    Spanish-English dictionary > muy confiado

См. также в других словарях:

  • Cocksure — Cock sure , a. 1. Perfectly safe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] We steal as in a castle, cocksure: . . . we walk invisible. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Quite certain. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] I thought myself cocksure of the horse which he readily promised… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cocksure — 1520s, certain, from COCK (Cf. cock) (n.1) + SURE (Cf. sure). Probably as assured as a cock. The word was originally perfectly dignified, and habitually used in the most solemn connexions [OED] …   Etymology dictionary

  • cocksure — positive, certain, *sure Analogous words: *confident, assured, sanguine, presumptuous: pretentious (see SHOWY): *decided, decisive Antonyms: dubious, doubtful Contrasted words: modest, diffident (see SHY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cocksure — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ presumptuously or arrogantly confident. DERIVATIVES cocksureness noun. ORIGIN from archaic cock (a euphemism for God) + SURE(Cf. ↑sureness); later associated with COCK(Cf. ↑cock) …   English terms dictionary

  • cocksure — [käk′shoor′] adj. [ COCK1 + SURE] 1. absolutely sure or certain 2. sure or self confident in a stubborn or overbearing way cocksureness n …   English World dictionary

  • Cocksure — 1st edition cover Cocksure is a novel by Mordecai Richler. It was first published in 1968 by McClelland and Stewart. A satirical work, the novel centres on Mortimer Griffin, a middle class Anglican from Caribou, Ontario who has built a successful …   Wikipedia

  • cocksure — cocksurely, adv. cocksureness, n. /kok shoor , sherr /, adj. 1. perfectly sure or certain; completely confident in one s own mind: She was cocksure that she was able to do the job better than anyone else. 2. too certain; overconfident: He was so… …   Universalium

  • cocksure — {adj.} Overconfident; very sure. * /Paul was cocksure that it wasn t going to snow, but it snowed so much that we had to dig our way out of the house./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cocksure — {adj.} Overconfident; very sure. * /Paul was cocksure that it wasn t going to snow, but it snowed so much that we had to dig our way out of the house./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cocksure — cock|sure [ˌkɔkˈʃuə US ˌka:kˈʃur] adj old fashioned [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: cock word used to avoid saying God (14 19 centuries) + sure] too confident of your abilities or knowledge, in a way that is annoying to other people ▪ He seemed rather… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cocksure — adj Overconfident; very sure. Paul was cocksure that it wasn t going to snow, but it snowed so much that we had to dig our way out of the house …   Словарь американских идиом

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