1. Having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.; vain and egotistical.
    • c. 1732, Jonathan Swift, Epistle to a Lady
      If you think me too conceited / Or to passion quickly heated.
    • Conceited of their own wit, science, and politeness.
  2. (rhetoric, literature) Having an ingenious expression or metaphorical idea, especially in extended form or used as a literary or rhetorical device.
  3. (obsolete) Endowed with fancy or imagination.
    • He was […] pleasantly conceited, and sharp of wit.
  4. (obsolete) Curiously contrived or designed; fanciful.
    • A conceited chair to sleep in.
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  1. Simple past tense and past participle of conceit

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