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February 16, 2014 / like2think

The word of the day 3

Here come three words with close meanings (at least for my taste): smug, arrogant, conceited. Let’s look at definitions from Cambridge dictionary:

smug – too pleased or satisfied about something you have achieved or something you know

arrogant – unpleasantly proud and behaving as if you are more important than, or know more than, other people

conceited – too proud of yourself and your actions and abilities

I think arrogant stands out being more description of person’s behaviour, not of his self-esteem. I also feel that one can be smug only for reason (some achievement), and can be conceited just because he evaluates himself not fairly.

P.S. A discussion on this topic: http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/58710/arrogant-vs-conceited.

 

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