from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wittily; ingeniously.
  • Fancifully; whimsically.
  • In a conceited manner; with vanity or egotism: as, he spoke conceitedly of his attainments.

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

  • adverb In an egotistical manner.
  • adverb Fancifully; whimsically.

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

  • adverb In a conceited or egotistical manner.
  • adverb Fancifully; whimsically.

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

  • adverb with conceit; in a conceited manner


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

conceited +‎ -ly


  • At first contact, we all conceitedly thought it just chance that they looked somewhat human.

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  • He wants to conceitedly declare victory in OR so he really doesn't give a 'you know what' about PR, SD or MT.

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  • People tell you about your child and conceitedly think they are saying something that you have never heard before.


  • Translations made without showing their grammatical structure are worthless and a possible sign of someone conceitedly pulling the reader's leg, wasting their good time.

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  • But as you're a fan of this blog, I'm perhaps conceitedly sure that you're a great judge of character and have equally impressive taste in writing!

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  • Issues that disrupt the apologist's arguments are carefully avoided or conceitedly derided as imaginative or unimportant.

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  • 'She'd have been just the thing for me!' cried Lynmere, haughtily rising, and conceitedly parading his fine form up and down the room; his eyes catching it from looking-glass to looking glass, by every possible contrivance; 'just the thing! matched to perfection!'


  • Tunbridge, and praising the German Spa, in cant words, emphatically and conceitedly pronounced, and brought round upon every occasion, and in every speech, with so precise an exclusion of all other terms, that their vocabulary scarce consisted of forty words in totality.


  • “Pearls live in oyster-shells,” he answered, conceitedly.

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  • And as his advice was shrewd and sensible, though conceitedly given, it was received with gratitude, and followed with respect.

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