BE VAIN &c. adj.; be vain of; pique oneself (pride) [See Pride]; lay the flattering unction to ones soul.
have -too high, - an overweening- opinion of -oneself, - ones talents; blind oneself as to ones own merit; not think small beer of oneself [colloq.]; strut; put oneself forward; fish for compliments; give oneself airs (assume) [See Insolence]; boast [See Boasting].
RENDER VAIN &c. adj.; inspire with vanity &c. n.; inflate, puff up, turn ones head.
VAIN, - as a peacock; conceited, overweening, pert, forward; vainglorious, high-flown; ostentatious [See Ostentation]; puffed up, inflated, flushed.
self-satisfied, self-confident, self-sufficient, self-flattering, self-admiring, self-applauding, self-glorious, self-opinionated; entêté [F.] &c. (wrong-headed) [See Misjudgment]; wise in ones own conceit, pragmatical [rare], overwise, pretentious, priggish; egotistic or egotistical; soidisant [F.] (boastful) [See Boasting]; arrogant [See Insolence]; assured.
UNABASHED, unblushing, unconstrained, unceremonious; free and easy.
VAINLY &c. adj.
How we apples swim!Swift
Prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk.Cymbeline
The fuming vanities of earth.Wordsworth
How many saucy airs we meet, From Temple Bar to Aldgate Street!Gay
Vain? Let it be so! Nature was her teacher.Holmes