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.
    • c. 1732, Jonathan Swift, Epistle to a Lady
      If you think me too conceited / Or to passion quickly heated.
    • (Can we date this quote by Bentley and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Conceited of their own wit, science, and politeness.
  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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Knolles and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      He was [] pleasantly conceited, and sharp of wit.
  4. (obsolete) Curiously contrived or designed; fanciful.
    • (Can we date this quote by Evelyn and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      A conceited chair to sleep in.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See conceit (verb)

Verb[edit]

conceited

  1. simple past tense and past participle of conceit