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quotation: Willa Cather

Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man, really; a man uncertain, and puzzled, and in the dark like ourselves.Willa Cather (1873-1947) Discuss

word: conceit (syn. amour-propre, vanity)


Definition: (noun) A favorable and especially unduly high opinion of one’s own abilities or worth.
Synonyms: amour-propre, vanity
Usage: She was convinced that she was worthy of marrying royalty, but her vanity and conceit only made her less attractive to the prince. Discuss.