conceitedness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conceitedness the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conceitedness The state of being conceited; conceit; vanity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conceitedness The state or quality of being conceited: an overweening estimate of one's self, especially of one's mental ability; conceit.
    • n conceitedness Synonyms See egotism.
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.”

Usage

In literature:

She magnificently recovered her natural conceitedness.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
Assuredly the Berliner is inclined to a certain conceitedness.
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
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In poetry:

Well, I will never more complain,
Or call the Fates unkind;
Alas! how fond it is, how vain!
But self-conceitedness does reign
I nevery mortal mind.
"Songs Set To Music: 23. Set" by Matthew Prior