having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
  1. having an opinion.
  2. fanciful; whimsical.
Obsolete. intelligent; clever.

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

Synonyms for conceited Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unconceited

Historical Examples of unconceited

  • Although an unconceited man (as men go), and a very honest man, he could not help pretending to like people whom he did not like.

    Mr. Prohack

    E. Arnold Bennett

  • He is rapidly developing into a very remarkable and unconceited horticulturist!

British Dictionary definitions for unconceited



having a high or exaggerated opinion of oneself or one's accomplishments
archaic fanciful
obsolete witty or intelligent
Derived Formsconceitedly, adverbconceitedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unconceited



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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