[ kuhn-see-tid ]
/ kənˈsi tɪd /
having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
- having an opinion.
- fanciful; whimsical.
Obsolete. intelligent; clever.
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Related formscon·ceit·ed·ly, adverbcon·ceit·ed·ness, nounun·con·ceit·ed, adjectiveun·con·ceit·ed·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for conceitedness
/ (kənˈsiːtɪd) /
having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments
obsolete witty or intelligent
Derived Formsconceitedly, adverbconceitedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for conceitedness
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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