- having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
- having an opinion.
- fanciful; whimsical.
- Obsolete. intelligent; clever.
Origin of conceited
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1. vain, proud, egotistical, self-important, self-satisfied.
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Examples from the Web for conceitedness
- having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments
- archaic fanciful
- obsolete witty or intelligent
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Word Origin and History for conceitedness
c.1600, "having an overweening opinion of oneself" (short for self-conceited, 1590s); earlier "having intelligence" (1540s); past participle adjective from conceit (q.v.).
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