Plural: swellprideries

An excessive pride; chauvinism; showinism; inflatedness.


—Still, can't he admit even to a small mistake?— Mam was getting disillusioned. —He so unflaggingly gives an impression of a staid earnest man...
—You know our Hubert. Don't you see how unwaveringly he tries to playact and comport himself?
swellpridery, it is.— particularised Grandma tellingly, leaning towards Mam. (Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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