conceited

adjective

con·​ceit·​ed kən-ˈsē-təd How to pronounce conceited (audio)
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
conceitedly adverb
conceitedness noun

Examples of conceited in a Sentence

a conceited basketball player who was always too busy even to sign autographs
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Word History

Etymology

conceit entry 1

First Known Use

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of conceited was in 1526

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“Conceited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conceited. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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conceited

adjective
con·​ceit·​ed kən-ˈsēt-əd How to pronounce conceited (audio)
: having or showing too high an opinion of oneself
conceitedly adverb
conceitedness noun

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