(Phrases). High and mighty; proud as a peacock; proud as Lucifer.
(Verbs). To be humble, etc.; to deign, condescend; to humble or demean oneself; stoop, submit, knuckle to.
(Phrases). To lower one's flag; fall on one's knees, etc.; to knuckle down or under; to sing small; to eat humble-pie; to eat dirt; to kiss the rod; to pocket an affront; to stoop to conquer.
To render humble; to humble, humiliate, set down, abash, abase, take down, snub.
(Phrases). To throw into the shade; to put out of countenance; to teach one's distance; to take down a peg; to send away with a flea in one's ear.
(Adjectives). Humble, lowly, meek, sober-minded, submissive, resigned, self-contemptuous, under correction.
Humbled, humiliated, etc.
(Phrases). Out of countenance; shorn of one's glory; down on one's knees; humbled in the dust; not having a word to say for oneself.
Pretensions, mannerism, egotism, coxcombry, gaudery, vainglory 943, elation.
(Phrases). Vox, et prterea nihil; ne sutor ultra crepidam.
A coxcomb, etc., see 854.
(Verbs). To be vain, etc., to egotise.
(Phrases). To have a high or overweening opinion of oneself, one's talents, etc.; to blind oneself as to one's own merit; to think no small beer of oneself; to put oneself forward; to show off; to fish for compliments.
To render vain, etc., to puff up, to inspire with vanity, etc.
(Adjectives). Vain, conceited, overweening, forward, vain-glorious, puffed up, high-flown, inflated, flushed, stuck-up.
Self - satisfied, self - confident, self-sufficient, self-flattering, self-admiring, self-applauding, self-opinionated, self-centred, complacent, self-complacent, soi-disant, entête.
Unabashed, unblushing, unconstrained, unceremonious, free and easy.
(Phrases). Vain as a peacock; eaten up with pride.
(Adverbs). Vainly, etc., ostentatiously, etc. 882, with beat of drum, etc.
Reserve, constrèint, demureness, retenue.
(Verbs). To be modest, humble, etc.; to retire, keep in the background, keep private, reserve oneself.
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