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excessive pride

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conceit - vanity

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The word ‘conceit’ expresses an attitude or way of thinking that makes it clear that a person feels they are better than others, even if there is no justifiable reason for believing that they are. It typically results from an inflated ego or an excessive appreciation for what one has achieved or believe they are capable of. Used to express disapproval.

Antonyms meekness

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  1. Anna knows, without any hint of conceit, that she is highly accomplished and capable. Everyone else thinks she is too.

  2. I couldn’t believe the conceitedness of Paul’s speech. He spent most of it highlighting his achievements and lavishing praise upon himself.

  3. Carol thinks she’s smarter than everybody else in the class. That’s why she tends to sneer conceitedly if one of the other students makes a mistake.

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