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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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Crime and Punishment
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  • He said a good deal more, for he seems a little conceited and likes to be listened to, but this is scarcely a vice.
  • This conviction was strengthened by his vanity and conceit, a conceit to the point of fatuity.
  • It is true that he is forty-five years old, but he is of a fairly prepossessing appearance and might still be thought attractive by women, and he is altogether a very respectable and presentable man, only he seems a little morose and somewhat conceited.
  • This conviction was strengthened by his vanity and conceit, a conceit to the point of fatuity.
  • Above all he must crush that conceited milksop who was the cause of it all.
  • He was rather soft-hearted, but self-confident and sometimes extremely conceited in speech, which had an absurd effect, incongruous with his little figure.
  • He was one of the numerous and varied legion of dullards, of half-animate abortions, conceited, half-educated coxcombs, who attach themselves to the idea most in fashion only to vulgarise it and who caricature every cause they serve, however sincerely.
  • It needed the utmost delicacy, the greatest nicety, but she has managed things so that that fool, that conceited baggage, that provincial nonentity, simply because she is the widow of a major, and has come to try and get a pension and to fray out her skirts in the government offices, because at fifty she paints her face (everybody knows it). a creature like that did not think fit to come, and has not even answered the invitation, which the most ordinary good manners required!

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  • Her conceit will be her downfall.
  • Even misfortune didn’t diminish her conceit.

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