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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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War and Peace
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  • Others, the majority, disliked him and considered him conceited, cold, and disagreeable.
  • And now, when one wants to smooth the thing over, some conceit prevents your apologizing, and you wish to make the whole affair public.
  • Wolzogen, shrugging his shoulders and curling his lips, stepped silently aside, marveling at "the old gentleman’s" conceited stupidity.
  • Vera, judging only by her husband and generalizing from that observation, supposed that all men, though they understand nothing and are conceited and selfish, ascribe common sense to themselves alone.
  • Am I not too conceited and self-confident?

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

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