con·​ceit·​ed kən-ˈsē-təd How to pronounce conceited (audio)
: ingeniously contrived : fanciful
… a person may hold to conceited fantasies which falsify a discouraging reality. Derek Russell Davis
: having or showing an excessively high opinion of oneself
a brilliant but conceited musician
conceitedly adverb
conceitedness noun

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a conceited basketball player who was always too busy even to sign autographs
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conceit entry 1

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of conceited was in 1526

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“Conceited.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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