[ kuhn-see-tid ]
See synonyms for: conceitedconceitedlyconceitedness on

  1. having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.

  2. Archaic.

    • having an opinion.

    • fanciful; whimsical.

  1. Obsolete. intelligent; clever.

Origin of conceited

First recorded in 1535–45; conceit + -ed2

Other words for conceited

Other words from conceited

  • con·ceit·ed·ly, adverb
  • con·ceit·ed·ness, noun
  • un·con·ceit·ed, adjective
  • un·con·ceit·ed·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use conceited in a sentence

  • One that hath but little wit, and much self-conceitedness, and passion, will have a torrent of words for a drop of sense.

  • "I have not the conceitedness to think that you love me, Mademoiselle," said Cayrol, humbly.

    Serge Panine, Complete | Georges Ohnet
  • Abuse not learning itself to lift you up with self-conceitedness against governors!

  • She gave a triumphant laugh, so naïve and full of ingenuous conceitedness that Gaga was overcome afresh with admiration.

    Coquette | Frank Swinnerton
  • Sally's conceitedness soared into the air and frowned down upon the faltering Gaga with something like scorn.

    Coquette | Frank Swinnerton

British Dictionary definitions for conceited


/ (kənˈsiːtɪd) /

  1. having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments

  2. archaic fanciful

  1. obsolete witty or intelligent

Derived forms of conceited

  • conceitedly, adverb
  • conceitedness, noun

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