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

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

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

Examples from the Web for conceitedly

Historical Examples of conceitedly

  • He differentiated, not conceitedly, between Clem Sypher and himself.


    William J. Locke

  • "And the real thing is only for the elect, like us," said Angela, conceitedly.

    The Port of Adventure

    Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson

  • And if you can do it with him—why, I conceitedly thought it quite a distinction.

  • He lifted his nimble cudgel in the air and waved it conceitedly to and fro in time to the song that rose beyond the window.

    Henry Brocken

    Walter J. de la Mare

  • I gave the address of my own flat and awaited developments with high hope; for I conceitedly expected an "ad."

    The Brightener

    C. N. Williamson

British Dictionary definitions for conceitedly



having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments
archaic fanciful
obsolete witty or intelligent
Derived Formsconceitedly, adverbconceitedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for conceitedly



c.1600, "having an overweening opinion of oneself" (short for self-conceited, 1590s); earlier "having intelligence" (1540s); past participle adjective from conceit (q.v.).

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