con·​ceit·​ed | \ kən-ˈsē-təd How to pronounce conceited (audio) \

Definition of conceited

1 : ingeniously contrived : fanciful … a person may hold to conceited fantasies which falsify a discouraging reality.— Derek Russell Davis
2 : having or showing an excessively high opinion of oneself a brilliant but conceited musician

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Other Words from conceited

conceitedly adverb
conceitedness noun

Examples of conceited in a Sentence

a conceited basketball player who was always too busy even to sign autographs
Recent Examples on the Web Because at some point, caring about someone who doesn’t care about you (or who is too conceited to admit caring about you) gets a little sad. Jodi Walker,, "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City," 19 Nov. 2020 Season 2 also introduced the skateboarding tomboy Max (Sadie Sink) and the conceited Kiefer Sutherland wanna-be Billy (Dacre Montgomery): step-siblings who are new to the town and whose stories evolve this season. Whitney Friedlander, CNN, "A 'Stranger Things' refresher because it's OK if you've forgotten what's happened so far," 2 July 2019 Phares also sings strongly as Gasparo, a strutting and conceited male chauvinist and wife beater who gets his comeuppance with a pie in the face at the end. John Von Rhein,, "Chicago Opera Theater brings flair to comic, serious Donizetti one-acters," 15 Apr. 2018 As shy, shrinking Elio and cool, conceited Oliver take one another’s measure, a sense of uncertainty edges the frame of the film. Colin Covert, kansascity, "'Call Me By Your Name' is a tender look at first love | The Kansas City Star," 18 Jan. 2018 The masher, young or old, was described as arrogant and conceited, overconfident in his flirting abilities. Longreads, "Every Woman Her Own Bodyguard," 10 Jan. 2018 The even more conceited Albrecht Dürer, in 1500, went so far as to paint himself as a dishy, smoldering Jesus Christ. Jason Farago, New York Times, "Murillo: The Selfies (Yes, Spain’s Golden Age Had Them, Too)," 2 Nov. 2017 The footage keeps him from getting conceited about his performance. Ben Bolch,, "UCLA's Josh Rosen hopes to erase painful memory of Arizona game," 18 Oct. 2017 So often than not you're labeled conceited for saying that. Eric Sullivan, Esquire, "Vice Principals' Walton Goggins Lets Us Peer Inside of His Brain for the Afternoon," 25 July 2016

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First Known Use of conceited

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for conceited

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English Language Learners Definition of conceited

: having or showing too much pride in your own worth or goodness


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