Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of oneself; vain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Endowed with or characterized by fancy or imagination; ingenious; witty.
  • Ingeniously or curiously contrived; fanciful.
  • Entertaining an exaggerated opinion of one's own abilities, wisdom, wit, or the like; self-conceited; self-complacent.
  • Having a favorable conception or opinion of any person or thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Endowed with fancy or imagination.
  • adjective Entertaining a flattering opinion of one's self; vain.
  • adjective obsolete Curiously contrived or designed; fanciful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of conceit.
  • adjective this redundant sense?) vain and egotistic
  • adjective having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.
  • adjective rhetoric, literature Having an ingenious expression or metaphorical idea, especially in extended form or used as a literary or rhetorical device.
  • adjective obsolete Endowed with fancy or imagination.
  • adjective obsolete Curiously contrived or designed; fanciful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

Etymologies

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See conceit (verb)

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conceit +‎ -ed

Examples

  • "I am not what you call conceited enough for that, but I would like to believe that I might have a kind word or two on my own account."

    Jeanne of the Marshes

  • "It is foolish of them," said Johannes, "unless it is when a boy is what you call conceited and self-satisfied, and thinks that he is a man too soon."

    Steve Young

  • The word "conceited" has been used to describe him.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "As you will see it, let 's say – if that does n't sound too conceited from a tenderfoot," supplemented the nephew, and laid his hand upon her shoulder with a gentle little pat.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • Walden, -- she had 'tried to entangle him' -- there had been 'a scene with him at the Manor, '-- she was' forward, '' conceited '-- and utterly lost to any sense of propriety.

    God's Good Man

  • Walden, -- she had 'tried to entangle him' -- there had been 'a scene with him at the Manor, '-- she was' forward, '' conceited '-- and utterly lost to any sense of propriety.

    God's Good Man

  • Walden, -- she had 'tried to entangle him' -- there had been 'a scene with him at the Manor, '-- she was' forward, '' conceited '-- and utterly lost to any sense of propriety.

    God's Good Man

  • The glossy packaging of Mexico City's Vanidosas -- or "conceited" -- cookies doesn't give the slightest hint that they were created by youth living on the city's streets.

    OneWorld.net (U.S.) - beyond your own borders

  • The glossy packaging of Mexico City's Vanidosas -- or "conceited" -- cookies doesn't give the slightest hint that they were created by youth living on the city's streets.

    OneWorld.net (U.S.) - beyond your own borders

  • He had been called conceited, swell-headed, inconsiderate of others, and now this final insult was heaped upon the full measure of his wrongs, just when he had a clear vision of future achievements that should have dazzled any young woman whose life was to be linked with his.

    The Thunder Bird

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  • Collegues do not hang around with Peter as he is a conceited person

    February 15, 2013