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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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Bleak House
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  • The whole of that family are the most solemnly conceited and consummate blockheads!
  • This appeared to Mr. Skimpole to be the drone philosophy, and he thought it a very good philosophy, always supposing the drone to be willing to be on good terms with the bee, which, so far as he knew, the easy fellow always was, if the consequential creature would only let him, and not be so conceited about his honey!

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

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