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conceited

[kuhn-see-tid]
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adjective
  1. having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
  2. Archaic.
    1. having an opinion.
    2. fanciful; whimsical.
  3. Obsolete. intelligent; clever.
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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

Historical Examples of conceitedness

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

    Serge Panine, Complete

    Georges Ohnet

  • 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

adjective
  1. having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments
  2. archaic fanciful
  3. obsolete witty or intelligent
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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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