One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Undue pride in oneself.
- ‘I was about to lecture him about the evil of self-conceit and the importance of modesty, when a servant ran into the library crying nervously.’
- ‘The government that repeatedly declares that an educated society is its goal has to avoid the self-conceit and arrogance coming from holding power.’
- ‘One should also learn to avoid non-divine traits as ostentation, arrogance, self-conceit, anger, pride and excessive attachment to worldly possessions.’
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