Definition of self-conceit in US English:



  • Undue pride in oneself.

    • ‘One should also learn to avoid non-divine traits as ostentation, arrogance, self-conceit, anger, pride and excessive attachment to worldly possessions.’
    • ‘The government that repeatedly declares that an educated society is its goal has to avoid the self-conceit and arrogance coming from holding power.’
    • ‘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.’



/ˈˌself kənˈsēt/