- having an opinion.
- fanciful; whimsical.
- concealed hemorrhage,
Origin of conceited
- favorable opinion; esteem.
- personal opinion or estimation.
verb (used with object)
- to imagine.
- to conceive; apprehend.
Origin of conceit
Examples from the Web for conceited
He called her “a silly chattering windbag, an infernal liar, a conceited, gushing, rump-wagging, blethering ass.”
But he'd not like to see Ben or that conceited Robert put before him.Four Winds Farm|Mrs. Molesworth
Why, I am so conceited at the fact that you are going to marry me that I look down on every one else.Red Pottage|Mary Cholmondeley
When a conceited parvenu goes mad, his conceit is as mad as the rest of him.The Unpopular Review, Number 19|Various
A little forehead denoted obstinacy, wickedness, and weakness of intellect, yet conceited and given to mischief.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
Her beautiful face was praised to her many times, but no one yet had seen a conscious or conceited expression cross it.The Children of Wilton Chase|Mrs. L. T. Meade
- a witty expression
- fancy; imagination
- an idea
Word Origin for conceit
c.1600, "having an overweening opinion of oneself" (short for self-conceited, 1590s); earlier "having intelligence" (1540s); past participle adjective from conceit (q.v.).
late 14c., "something formed in the mind, thought, notion," from conceiven (see conceive) based on analogy of deceit and receipt. Sense evolved from "something formed in the mind," to "fanciful or witty notion" (1510s), to "vanity" (c.1600) through shortening of self-conceit (1580s).