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conceit -- as in: confident, but not conceited
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  • I’m magnificently uninterested in this conceited hypnotist.
  • But— The conceited idiot! Gosh, so Holabird was in the war! Invalided out, I guess.
  • He cheerfully mentioned this to Terry, and was shockingly cursed for his conceit as a "nouveau cultured," as a "typical enthusiastic convert," and so returned to the work whose end is satisfying because there is never an end.
  • Then one would have respect even from artistic New Jersey spinsters…… How strange is conceit! That I who have been cursed and beaten by so many Great Ones, who was once led out to be shot in a Turkish prison, should never have been annoyed by them as by this smug wench.
  • Salutary was the tartness with which she protested, "You’re the most conceited man that ever lived!

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

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