[ kuhn-see-tid ]
/ kənˈsi tɪd /


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

Nearby words

  1. concealed hemorrhage,
  2. concealed-carry,
  3. concealment,
  4. concede,
  5. conceit,
  6. conceitedly,
  7. conceivable,
  8. conceive,
  9. concelebrant,
  10. concelebrate

Origin of conceited

First recorded in 1535–45; conceit + -ed2

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


[ kuhn-seet ]
/ kənˈsit /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for conceited


/ (kənˈsiːtɪd) /


having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments
archaic fanciful
obsolete witty or intelligent
Derived Formsconceitedly, adverbconceitedness, noun


/ (kənˈsiːt) /


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
  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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