from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An unduly high opinion of oneself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Opinion, especially high opinion, of one's self; an overweening estimate of one's self or of one's own opinion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One's own opinion.
  • n. The tendency to form one's own opinion without considering that of others to be worth much consideration.


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  • I particularly like your totem and inflated self-opinion

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  • Palin's self-opinion of being the cutest little trick in toeshoes indicates that shes been inhaling too much AquaNet.

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  • By coming to view the recent events in her life as random occurrences rather than as part of a single narrative that confirms her low self-opinion, Ash gains confidence and a sense of control.


  • There are some that have a self-opinion that is far over rated, no question.

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  • Thank you for doing what you do and try not to read the positive comments, they'll bloat your self-opinion too much and then the blog might suffer.

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  • The treasured ideas of self-importance and self-opinion — of ideal birth and quality, had become more precious to him, (like the hoard to the miser) because he could only enjoy them in secret.

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  • So much is there of self-opinion, even in insanity, that the conviction of his having entertained and expressed an unfounded prediction with so much vehemence seemed to operate like loss of blood on the human frame, to modify and lower the fever of the brain.

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  • Darsie, with no more than the reasonable share of self-opinion common to most youths when they approach twenty-one, knew not how to explain her conduct.


  • Which our deference and humility may, in some sort, have produced in your mind, most reverend brother, that self-opinion of parts and knowledge, which hath led unfortunately to your over-estimating your own faculties, and thereby subjecting yourself, as is but too visible, to the japes and mockeries of evil spirits.

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  • Having finished these meditations, in which there was at once goodness of disposition and narrowness of principle, a considerable portion of self-opinion, and no small degree of self-delusion, the Sub – Prior commanded the prisoner to be brought into his presence.

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