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Definition feelings of excessive pride
  • Her conceit will be her downfall.
conceit = feelings of excessive pride
  • Even misfortune didn't diminish her conceit.
  • She is guilty of vanity, pride and conceit.
  • You are getting to be rather conceited, my dear, and it is quite time you set about correcting it.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • They complained that he was conceited; and, since he excelled only in matters which to them were unimportant, they asked satirically what he had to be conceited about.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I know you think me a shocking, conceited, frivolous girl; but then, you know, I don't attribute it ALL to my personal attractions: I give some praise to the hairdresser, and some to my exquisitely lovely dress...
    Anne Bronte  --  Agnes Grey
  • There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves. I have heard people admit that they are bad-tempered, or that they cannot keep their heads about girls or drink, or even that they are cowards. I do not think I have ever heard anyone who was not a Christian accuse himself of this vice. And at the same time I have very seldom met anyone, who was not a Christian, who showed the slightest mercy to it in others. There is no fault which makes a man more unpopular, and no fault which we are more unconscious of in ourselves. And the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others. The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Mere Christianity
  • I gave him biscuits, while Vixen, who is a most conceited little dog, told him fibs about the scores of horses that she and I kept.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • conceited = excessively proud of himself
  • I disliked their laughter and their tears, their flattery and envy, conceit and deceit.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • conceit = excessive pride
  • Love is never boastful or conceited.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • conceited = excessively proud of oneself
  • But he was in no danger of feeling conceited for he didn't think about it at all now that he was face to face with Aslan.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • conceited = excessive pride
  • There was nothing conceited or braggartly about him.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • conceited = excessively proud
  • ...the reason she thought he was conceited was because he happened to mention to her that he was captain of the debating team.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • conceited = too proud
  • And Jill was thinking, "He's the silliest, most conceited, selfish pig I've met for a long time."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • conceited = excessively proud of himself
  • And George, it's a fact— ever since you've been elected Captain, you've got awful stuck up and conceited, and all the girls say so.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • conceited = excessively proud of oneself
  • You're still a conceited little brat!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • conceited = excessively proud of oneself
  • As he was, like many squirrels, full of courage and dash and energy and excitement and mischief (not to say conceit),
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • conceit = feelings of excessive pride
  • I wouldn't mind him if he wasn't so conceited and...
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • conceited = excessively proud
  • His good looks and popularity had made him so inordinately conceited that they blinded him to that possibility.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • There's no denying he's a little simple minded, and that makes him a little conceited.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial

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