- 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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- an excessively favorable opinion of one's own ability, importance, wit, etc.
- something that is conceived in the mind; a thought; idea: He jotted down the conceits of his idle hours.
- imagination; fancy.
- a fancy; whim; fanciful notion.
- an elaborate, fanciful metaphor, especially of a strained or far-fetched nature.
- the use of such metaphors as a literary characteristic, especially in poetry.
- a fancy, purely decorative article.
- British Dialect.
- favorable opinion; esteem.
- personal opinion or estimation.
- Obsolete. the faculty of conceiving; apprehension.
- to flatter (especially oneself).
- British Dialect. to take a fancy to; have a good opinion of.
- to imagine.
- to conceive; apprehend.
- out of conceit with, displeased or dissatisfied with.
Origin of conceit
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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
Examples from the Web for conceited
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
- having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments
- archaic fanciful
- obsolete witty or intelligent
- 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
- a witty expression
- fancy; imagination
- an idea
- obsolete a small ornament
- 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
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).