Definition of Self-conceited
1. Adjective. Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance. "Vain about her clothes"
Similar to: Proud
Derivative terms: Egotism, Egotist, Egotist, Vanity, Vanity, Vanity
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Literary usage of Self-conceited
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. ... Characters and Passages from Note-books by Samuel Butler (1908)
"THE SELF CONCEITED OR SINGULAR IS a separatist from the rest of mankind, that finds nobody fit for him to comply with but his own dearly beloved self. ..."
2. The Heroes of Methodism: Containing Sketches of Eminent Methodist Ministers by Joseph Beaumont Wakeley (1857)
"Thomas E. Bond, Sr. LEE AND A self-conceited BIGOT. Mr. Lee then went to Farmington, and had been but a little while in the house of his host before he ..."
3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1905)
"Let him not be obstinate, headstrong, peevish, wilful, self-conceited (as in this malady they are), but give ear to good advice, be ruled and persuaded; ..."