Roget category 8856. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.5. Extrinsic affections
[Undue assumption of superiority.]
impertinence — sauciness etc. adj. — flippancy, dicacity†, petulance, procacity†, bluster — swagger, swaggering etc. v. — bounce — terrorism.
assumption, presumption — beggar on horseback — usurpation.
impudence, assurance, audacity, hardihood, front, face, brass — shamelessness etc. adj. — effrontery, hardened front, face of brass.
assumption of infallibility.
saucebox etc. (blusterer) 887†.
give oneself airs,
snap one's fingers,
kick up a dust —
rap out oaths —
arrogate — assume, presume — make bold, make free — take a liberty, give an inch and take an ell.
domineer, bully, dictate, hector — lord it over — traiter de haut en bas [Fr.], regarder de haut en bas [Fr.] — exact — snub, huff.
, beard, fly in the face of — put to the blush — bear down, beat down — browbeat, intimidate — trample down, tread down, trample under foot — dragoon, ride roughshod over.
out face, outlook, outstare, outbrazen†, outbrave† — stare out of countenance — brazen out — lay down the law — teach one's grandmother to suck eggs — assume a lofty bearing — talk big, look big — put on big looks, act the grand seigneur [Fr.] — mount the high horse, ride the high horse — toss the head, carry, with a high hand.
tempt Providence, want snuffing.
high and mighty —
flippant, pert, fresh [U.S.], cavalier, saucy, forward, impertinent, malapert.
precocious, assuming, would-be, bumptious.
bluff — brazen, shameless, aweless, unblushing†, unabashed — brazen, boldfaced-, barefaced-, brazen-faced — dead to shame, lost to shame.
impudent, audacious, presumptuous, free and easy, devil-may-care, rollicking — jaunty, janty† — roistering, blustering, hectoring, swaggering, vaporing — thrasonic, fire eating, full of sound and fury" [Macbeth].
with a high hand —
ex cathedra [Lat.].
one's bark being worse than his bite —
beggars mounted run their horse to death"
quid times? Caesarem vehis [Lat.]?
wagahai wa [Jap.]
(expressing superiority) [Jap.Tr.].
The content on this page comes straight from Project Gutenberg Etext of Roget's Thesaurus No. Two, which consists of the acclaimed work by Peter Mark Roget augmented with more recent material. Some changes where made to the formatting for improved readability.
Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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