Self-conceited Self`-con*ceit"ed, a. Having an overweening opinion of one's own powers, attainments; vain; conceited. -- {Self`-con*ceit"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • self-conceited — adjective characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self importance (Freq. 1) a conceited fool an attitude of self conceited arrogance an egotistical disregard of others so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty… …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-conceited — a. Vain, egotistical, conceited, self complacent, opinionated, self sufficient, self satisfied …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • self-conceited — adjective see self conceit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Self-conceitedness — Self conceited Self con*ceit ed, a. Having an overweening opinion of one s own powers, attainments; vain; conceited. {Self con*ceit ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conceited — c.1600, having an overweening opinion of oneself (short for self conceited, 1590s); earlier having intelligence (1540s); pp. adj. from CONCEIT (Cf. conceit) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • self- — is a highly productive prefix forming compounds of various types, in most of which self acts as the object on which the action or attribute signified by the second element operates, e.g. self betrayal (= betrayal of oneself), self awareness (=… …   Modern English usage

  • self-conceit — self conceited, adj. self conceitedly, adv. self conceitedness, n. /self keuhn seet , self /, n. an excessively favorable opinion of oneself, one s abilities, etc.; vanity. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-conceit — [self′kən sēt′] n. too high an opinion of oneself; conceit; vanity self conceited adj …   English World dictionary

  • conceited — Synonyms and related words: Gascon, aggressively self confident, arrogant, biggety, boastful, boasting, braggart, bragging, bumptious, chesty, cocky, complacent, coxcombical, dandified, dandy, egocentric, egotistical, fanfaron, fanfaronading,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-conceitedly — adverb with conceit; in a conceited manner he always acts so conceitedly! • Syn: ↑conceitedly • Derived from adjective: ↑self conceited, ↑conceited (for: ↑conceitedly) …   Useful english dictionary

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