[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
Related formsself-con·ceit·ed, adjectiveself-con·ceit·ed·ly, adverbself-con·ceit·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-conceited

Historical Examples of self-conceited

  • It is not suited to these times; it is much too arrogant, too self-conceited, too egotistical.


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • "What a vain, self-conceited boy you are, Maurice," she said.

    Tom, The Bootblack

    Horatio Alger

  • The Chinese are too self-conceited to give in without a sound thrashing.

    The Three Admirals

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • It was just the sort of population to be narrow and ignorant and self-conceited.

    The Prince and The Pauper, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • The question with which Philotas puzzled the self-conceited physician was this.