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
Related formscon·ceit·ed·ly, adverbcon·ceit·ed·ness, nounun·con·ceit·ed, adjectiveun·con·ceit·ed·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for conceitedness

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

  • 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 conceitedness

conceited

/ (kənˈsiːtɪd) /

adjective

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 conceitedness

conceited


adj.

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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