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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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Persuasion
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  • —Three girls, the two eldest sixteen and fourteen, was an awful legacy for a mother to bequeath, an awful charge rather, to confide to the authority and guidance of a conceited, silly father.

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

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