conceited

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Etymology 1[edit]

conceit +‎ -ed

Adjective[edit]

conceited (comparative more conceited, superlative most conceited)

  1. Having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.; vain and egotistical.
  2. (rhetoric, literature) Having an ingenious expression or metaphorical idea, especially in extended form or used as a literary or rhetorical device.
    • 2006, A. J. Smith, Metaphysical Wit, page 20:
      Conceited wit showed its character towards the end of the fifteenth century in the work of poets who made it their aim to exercise their hearers' minds with cleaver plays of metaphor and ingenious reasoning.
  3. (obsolete) Endowed with fancy or imagination.
    • 1603, Richard Knolles, The Generall Historie of the Turkes, [], London: [] Adam Islip, OCLC 837543169:
      He was [] pleasantly conceited, and sharp of wit.
  4. (obsolete) Curiously contrived or designed; fanciful.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See conceit (verb)

Verb[edit]

conceited

  1. simple past tense and past participle of conceit