having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
- having an opinion.
- fanciful; whimsical.
Obsolete. intelligent; clever.
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chutzpah, pretension, disdain, hubris, aloofness, ego, pride, egotism, vanity, smugness, arrogance, selfishness, self-absorption, narcissism, self-confidence, condescension, audacity, cockiness, nerve, gall
Origin of conceited
Synonyms for conceited
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Historical Examples of conceitedness
having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments
obsolete witty or intelligent
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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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