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

OTHER WORDS FROM conceited

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 of conceited

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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