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conceited Line breaks: con|ceit¦ed
Pronunciation: /kənˈsiːtɪd/

Definition of conceited in English:


Excessively proud of oneself; vain: Fred’s so conceited he’d never believe anyone would refuse him
More example sentences
  • Not to be vain or conceited, but it was the truth and anyone sensible would agree.
  • He is not alone in saying that some American lawyers and accountants are conceited and arrogant about what they think is a superior system.
  • Then, typically, she worries that this sounds arrogant or conceited.
vain, narcissistic, pleased with oneself, self-loving, in love with oneself, self-admiring, self-regarding, self-centred, egotistic, egotistical, egoistic, egocentric, egomaniac;
self-satisfied, self-congratulatory, smug, complacent, supercilious, haughty, snobbish
British informal toffee-nosed
North American informal chesty
literary vainglorious
rare peacockish
(be conceited) have an excessively high opinion of oneself, think too highly of oneself, think a lot of oneself, boast, brag, blow one's own trumpet
informal think one is the cat's whiskers/pyjamas, think one is God's gift (to women)


Pronunciation: /kənˈsiːtɪdli/
Example sentences
  • As a potential politician, Hanson was brilliant at capturing attention, the perfect foil for sneering " sophisticates " who so amusedly knew what xenophobia meant, but so conceitedly didn't recognise their own bigotry.
  • Erik answered rather conceitedly but in a joking matter.
  • ‘Well,’ he said conceitedly, ‘I am a pretty good actor as well.’
Pronunciation: /kənˈsiːtɪdnəs/
Example sentences
  • Other more deep-seated delusions such as craving, hatred and conceitedness can only be overcome by making ‘that which we have seen a living experience and molding our life accordingly.’
  • Traits with the opposite implications are assessed as the most undesirable (e.g., conceitedness, selfishness, insecurity, aggressiveness, shyness).
  • ‘His conceitedness actually does have some foundation,’ Vasquez noted.

Words that rhyme with conceited

uncompleted, undefeated, unheated, untreated
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