[self-kuh n-seet, self-]
- an excessively favorable opinion of oneself, one's abilities, etc.; vanity.
Origin of self-conceit
First recorded in 1580–90
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Examples from the Web for self-conceit
Doltimore is Self-conceit personified,—and Self-conceit is horn-eyed.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
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.The Soul of a People
An', no doubt, 'tis a wholesome set-down for me self-conceit!Captain Desmond, V.C.
He was not a bad boy; but self-conceit was the rock on which he wrecked himself.Make or Break