- having an opinion.
- fanciful; whimsical.
Origin of conceited
Synonyms for conceited
- favorable opinion; esteem.
- personal opinion or estimation.
verb (used with object)
- to imagine.
- to conceive; apprehend.
Origin of conceit
Synonyms for conceit
Antonyms for conceit
Related Words for conceitedarrogant, cocky, gall, ham, immodest, know-it-all, narcissistic, overweening, phony, self-important, snotty, vain, vainglorious, windbag, bigheaded, loudmouth, swollen-headed
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Contemporary Examples of conceited
He called her “a silly chattering windbag, an infernal liar, a conceited, gushing, rump-wagging, blethering ass.”Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq
June 17, 2014
Historical Examples of conceited
It helps one, or should help one, to realise both, and not to be too conceited about either.De Profundis
You'll think I'm a conceited ass, but I'm not a bad sort, Eudora.The Yates Pride
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I mean you think I'm conceited and rich and don't know what trouble is.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Take him all in all, James was a bigot, a tyrant, a conceited fool.
You pet them and fawn on them, and naturally they get conceited.A Woman Intervenes
- 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).