Let me explain, I have an apartment with a great view; I cant help but bring it up in every conversation and every time someone inquires about how life was in Trivandrum. I could excuse myself saying, I was annoyingly proud of my balcony view.

  • In some parts of the US it would be said you're about to bust your buttons (the implication being that you're swelling your chest out with pride so much).
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 7:26
  • @HotLicks Wouldn't that be a case for men only..swelling your "chest"? Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 17:14
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    @JonyAgarwal - To my knowledge the term is asexual.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 19:06

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I was boastful about my balcony view


I was smug about my balcony view

smug: Exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one's situation; self-righteously complacent:
boast: 2. A source of pride.
boastful (adj) tending to boast; characterized by boasting
Source: The Free Dictionary


This is not a single word as requested, but an appropriate phrase is:

"I could gush for hours about my balcony view."


I think the sun shines out my ass (or butt, backside, etc.)/outta me anytime I speak about my balcony view Ngram

think the sun shines out backside

To believe a person is better or more important than others or above reproach. Various slang and vulgar synonyms for "backside" are often substituted. (Note: If thought about oneself, it means that he or she is arrogant, conceited, or self-absorbed. If someone thinks this of another person, it means that he or she loves or admires that person to such a degree as to be blind to any of their potential faults.) Tom has acted like he's such a hotshot after getting the promotion. He thinks the sun shines out his backside! He's absolutely head-over-heels in love with Mary. Even though I find her a bit irritating, he thinks the sun shines out her backside. Farlex Dictionary of Idioms

  • Reminds me of a similar French expression: “Péter plus haut que son cul) = “fart higher than one's arse” (literally) = “to believe that your s*** don’t stink”/that you’re hot s***/that you’re better than the rest/etc +1 for the imagery, multi-worded as it is!
    – Papa Poule
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 17:57

Many things become annoying when they exist or are done in excess. Excessive pride and being excessively proud are examples of this and there’s even a single-word adjective for it:

Overproud” = “Excessively proud.” (from The Free Dictionary by Farlex)


A few choices would work:

swollen-headed, big-headed or puffed-up.

These all mean 'full of yourself'.

Conceited or vain

also work:

con·ceit·ed (kən-sē′tĭd) adj.
Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of oneself; vain.

[conceited. (n.d.) American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. (2011). Retrieved November 18 2015 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/conceited]

For your example,

I am swollen-headed | big-headed | puffed-up | conceited | vain about my balcony view.


Possible adjectives: fervent/fervid, ardent, effusive, gushing, zealous, rhapsodic

Possible verbs: vaunt, crow, gush, rhapsodize

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