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self-conceit

[self-kuh n-seet, self-]
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noun
  1. an excessively favorable opinion of oneself, one's abilities, etc.; vanity.
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Origin of self-conceit

First recorded in 1580–90
Related formsself-con·ceit·ed, adjectiveself-con·ceit·ed·ly, adverbself-con·ceit·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-conceit

Historical Examples

  • Doltimore is Self-conceit personified,—and Self-conceit is horn-eyed.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • No, such a piece of self-conceit was not in accordance with my nature.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Self-reverence is the antipode of self-conceit, of selfishness.

  • An', no doubt, 'tis a wholesome set-down for me self-conceit!

  • He was not a bad boy; but self-conceit was the rock on which he wrecked himself.

    Make or Break

    Oliver Optic