conceited

[ kuhn-see-tid ]
/ kənˈsi tɪd /

adjective

having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
Archaic.
  1. having an opinion.
  2. fanciful; whimsical.
Obsolete. intelligent; clever.

Origin of conceited

First recorded in 1535–45; conceit + -ed2

Related forms

con·ceit·ed·ly, adverbcon·ceit·ed·ness, nounun·con·ceit·ed, adjectiveun·con·ceit·ed·ly, adverb

Definition for conceited (2 of 2)

conceit

[ kuhn-seet ]
/ kənˈsit /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of conceit

1350–1400; Middle English conceyte, conceipt, derivative of conceive by analogy with deceive, deceit and receive, receipt; compare Anglo-French conceite; see concept
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British Dictionary definitions for conceited (1 of 2)

conceited

/ (kənˈsiːtɪd) /

adjective

having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments
archaic fanciful
obsolete witty or intelligent

Derived Forms

conceitedly, adverbconceitedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for conceited (2 of 2)

conceit

/ (kənˈsiːt) /

noun

a high, often exaggerated, opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments; vanity
literary an elaborate image or far-fetched comparison, esp as used by the English Metaphysical poets
archaic
  1. a witty expression
  2. fancy; imagination
  3. an idea
obsolete a small ornament

verb (tr)

Northern English dialect to like or be able to bear (something, such as food or drink)
obsolete to think or imagine

Word Origin for conceit

C14: from conceive
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