The definition of conceit is a strong, exaggerated opinion of one's self.(noun)
An example of conceit is having excessive pride in one's own intellectual abilities.
See conceit in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < It concetto, of same ult. orig.
Origin: ME conceite < conceiven, conceive
See conceit in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, mind, conception
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman conceite
Origin: , from Late Latin conceptus; see concept.
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