Protopathic sensibility

What is Protopathic sensibility?

Protopathic sensibility definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
Having a very high opinion of oneself, filled with or showing excessive self-esteem. For example, She strutted about in her new outfit, proud as a peacock. This simile alludes to the male peacock, with its colorful tail that can be expanded like a fan, which has long symbolized vanity and pride. Chaucer used it in The Reeve’s Tail:

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