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What word can be used for a person who praises himself a lot

Discussion in 'English Only' started by cookingkit, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. cookingkit Junior Member

    HINDI
    What word can be used for a person who praises himself a lot or talks a lot about him.
     
  2. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    conceited, vain, narcissistic, egotistical, egocentric, (an) egomaniac, self-centered, self-absorbed...
     
  3. Packard

    Packard Senior Member

    USA, English
    Self-aggrandizing. I think if you go out of the way to praise yourself, then "self-aggrandizing" would be my first choice of words.

    It is not quite the same thing as narcissistic, egotistical, etc.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010
  4. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    "Ah, le mot juste!" (the right word) :D
     
  5. Packard

    Packard Senior Member

    USA, English

    I have some misgivings about the hyphen however. I'm not certain that it is required.
     
  6. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    Compound words starting with "self" usually do carry the hyphen.
     
  7. Packard

    Packard Senior Member

    USA, English
    I did a Google search and it appears that my original instincts were correct. The hyphen remains.
     
  8. rabz12

    rabz12 Senior Member

    Urdu
    narcissistic is a person who constantly assess his appearance, desires, feelings, and abilities. "e.g I am a rich person and I wear 2000$ shirt."
     
  9. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    Colorado
    English-US
    I wanted to add the noun "braggart" to the list. It's simple and harsh, which I consider an advantage when describing somebody who's always boasting.
     
  10. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    Another example of "why didn't I think of that?" :)
     

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