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Conceited meaning

Adjective: conceited

Pronunciation: (kun’see-tid)

Conceited meaning: Characteristic of false pride or having an exaggerated sense of self importance

Synonyms: egotistic, haughty, swollen-headed, puffed-up

conceited and conceited meaning is characteristic of false pride
Characteristic of false pride


Quotations: William Shakespeare – Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.

Og Mandino – Let your actions always speak for you, but be forever on guard against the terrible traps of false pride and conceit that can halt your progress. The next time you are tempted to boast, just place your fist in a full pail of water, and when you remove it, the whole remaining will give you a correct measure of your importance.

Oscar Wilde – I don’t at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited.

Dr. Carl Sagan If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits?

Louisa May Alcott You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

Alexander Pope – Conceit is to nature what paint is to beauty; it not only is useless, but it impairs what it would improve.

Sample sentences:

  1. Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
  2. Genuine ignorance is profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas.
  3. The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
  4. Conceit is incompatible with understanding.
  5. Conceit, more rich in matter than in words, brags of his substance: they are but beggars who can count their worth.
  6. Most people are not really conceited, but feel a certain amount of inferiority and tend to get a little discouraged with themselves, therefore encouragement is a very important thing! I do it all the time! I praise everybody for everything they do that I see is good.
  7. Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.
  8. Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.
  9. There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
  10. They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.
  11. Early risers are conceited in the morning and stupid in the afternoon.
  12. We are impossibly conceited animals, and actually dumb as heck. Ask any teacher. You don’t even have to as a teacher. Ask anybody. Dogs and cats are smarter than we are.
  13. There’s a big difference between confidence and conceit.
  14. Little prigs and three-quarter madmen may have the conceit that the laws of nature are constantly broken for their sakes.
  15. Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit.
  16. I am egotistical and conceited, and my intellect is ignorant. Meeting the Guru, my selfishness and conceit have been abolished. The illness of egotism is gone, and I have found peace.
  17. Conceit contributes more to conversation than wit.
  18. Blessed is his coming into the world, he banishes self conceit, and is acclaimed as true in the Court of the True Lord.
  19. The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else.
  20. It’s one of the great gifts of having so little money that you are able to make these kinds of radical conceits that you could never afford to do had you had a reasonable budget.