2. Entertaining a flattering opinion of one's self; vain.
If you think me too conceited
Or to passion quickly heated.
Conceited of their own wit, science, and politeness.
3. Curiously contrived or designed; fanciful. [Obs.]
A conceited chair to sleep in.
Syn. Vain; proud; opinionated; egotistical.
1. In an egotistical manner.
2. Fancifully; whimsically.
(Con*ceit"ed*ness), n. The state of being conceited; conceit; vanity. Addison.
(Con*ceit"less), a. Without wit; stupid. [Obs.]
Think'st thou I am so shallow, so conceitless.
To be seduced by thy flattery?
(Con*ceiv"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. concevable.] Capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood.
"Any conceivable weight." Bp. Wilkins.
It is not conceivable that it should be indeed that very person whose shape and voice it assumed.
Con*ceiv"a*ble*ness, n. Con*ceiv"a*bly, adv.
(Con*ceive") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conceived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conceiving.] [OF. conzoivre,
concever, conceveir, F. concevoir, fr. L. oncipere to take, to conceive; con- + capere to seize or take.
See Capable, and cf. Conception.]
1. To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.
She hath also conceived a son in her old age.
Luke i. 36.
2. To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.
It was among the ruins of the Capitol that I first conceived the idea of a work which has amused and
exercised near twenty years of my life.
Conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
Is. lix. 13.
3. To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to
understand. "I conceive you." Hawthorne.
O horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart
Cannot conceive nor name thee!
You will hardly conceive him to have been bred in the same climate.
Syn. To apprehend; imagine; suppose; understand; comprehend; believe; think.
(Con*ceive"), v. i.