puffed up

puffed up
index inflated (enlarged), proud (conceited), supercilious, turgid

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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 — [ ,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 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 …   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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