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conceit
used in Catch-22

5 uses
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Definition
feelings of excessive pride
  • Aarfy chuckled again with conceited amusement.
    Chapter 16 — Luciana (36% in)
  • That's the kind of God you people talk about — a country bumpkin, a clumsy, bungling, brainless, conceited, uncouth hayseed.
    Chapter 18 — The Soldier Who Saw Everything Twice (32% in)
  • He was handsome and unattractive, a swashbuckling, beefy, conceited man who was putting on fat and was tormented chronically by prolonged seizures of apprehension.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (2% in)
  • Colonel Cathcart was conceited because he was a full colonel with a combat command at the age of only thirty-six; and Colonel Cathcart was dejected because although he was already thirty-six he was still only a full colonel.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (2% in)
  • Who would protect a warm-hearted, simple-minded gnome like Orr from rowdies and cliques and from expert athletes like Appleby who had flies in their eyes and would walk right over him with swaggering conceit and self-assurance every chance they got?
    Chapter 28 — Dobbs (58% in)

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