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pride. 1. An undue sense of one's own superiority; inordinate self-esteem; arrogance; conceit 2. A proper sense of personal dignity and worth; honorable self-respect egoism. 1. Inordinate concern for one's own welfare and interests; selfishness. 2. self-conceit; egotism. 3. In ethics, the doctrine that all individual conduct is rightly motivated by self-interest. egotism. 1. Excessive reference to oneself in speech or writing; self-conceit; boastfulness. 2. Selfishness; egoism. selfish. 1. Caring chiefly for oneself or one's own interests or comfort, especially to the point of disregarding the welfare or wishes of others. 2. Proceeding from or characterized by undue love of self. vanity. 1. The condition or characteristic of being vain; excessive personal pride; conceit. 2. Ambitious display; ostentation; show. vain. 1. Filled with or showing undue admiration for oneself, one's appearance, etc.; proud; conceited. 2. Unproductive; worthless; fruitless; useless. 3. Ostentatious; showy. conceit. A high opinion of one's own person or accomplishments; overweening self-esteem. self-conceit. An unduly high opinion of oneself or one's abilities, acquirements, etc.; vanity. arrogant. Unduly or excessively proud; overbearing; haughty. overbearing. Arrogant; domineering; dictatorial. haughty. Exhibiting great satisfaction with oneself and disdain for others; arrogant; supercilious. supercilious. Exhibiting haughty contempt or indifference; arrogant. presumptuous. Unduly confident or bold; audacious; arrogant. Egotism, egoism, selfishness, conceit, vanity and self-esteem refer to preoccupation with oneself. Egotism and egoism are sometimes interchanged because of similarity in form and in area of meaning. Ordinarily, egotism is reserved for the braggart's inflated state of vanity and self-importance. Egoism, a less common word, insists upon self-interest as a valid motive in all personal conduct. Thus a man sworn to egoism may not be stamped by the boastfulness that attends egotism. Selfishness is the putting of egoism into action, by showing little regard for the rights or feelings of others. Conceit is overestimation of one's abilities, qualities or worth, while vanity is undue pride in one's possessions or attributes. Self-esteem is justifiable pride, and may suggest a reasonable concept of the self; more frequently, however, it is applied to exaggerated pride just short of conceit or vanity. Arrogant, haughty, insolent, disdainful, supercilious and presumptuous mean unduly proud of one's own station or achievements and scornful of others. The arrogant person is domineering and assumes more power or authority than are rightly his. The haughty man is unduly proud of his high station and treats others as inferior; the insolent man holds the rights and feelings of others in contempt and is rude and boorish. One who is disdainful is quick to show scornful dislike, and supercilious describes a man who is both haughty and disdainful, though sometimes masking his feelings under formal politeness. Presumptuous is a close synonym of arrogant, with an added note of insolence or impertinence. Funk & Wagnalls Dictionary egotism, egoism, self-centeredness, selfishness, vanity, self- importance, self-love, pride, conceit, self-worship, arrogance, boastfulness, vainglory, ostentation, pretentiousness Roget's Thesaurus July 1998 More from SolitaryRoad.com:
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