Definition of Conceit

1. Noun. Feelings of excessive pride.

Exact synonyms: Amour Propre, Self-love, Vanity
Generic synonyms: Pride, Pridefulness
Derivative terms: Vain



2. Noun. An elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things.
Generic synonyms: Figure, Figure Of Speech, Image, Trope

3. Noun. A witty or ingenious turn of phrase. "He could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit"

4. Noun. An artistic device or effect. "The architect's brilliant conceit was to build the house around the tree"
Generic synonyms: Device

5. Noun. The trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride.
Exact synonyms: Conceitedness, Vanity
Generic synonyms: Trait
Specialized synonyms: Narcism, Narcissism, Self-love, Boastfulness, Vainglory, Egotism, Self-importance, Swelled Head, Posturing
Antonyms: Humility
Derivative terms: Vain

Definition of Conceit

1. n. That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in the mind; idea; thought; image; conception.

2. v. t. To conceive; to imagine.

3. v. i. To form an idea; to think.

Definition of Conceit

1. Noun. Overly high self-esteem; vain pride; hubris. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Something conceived in the mind; a conception; a notion; an idea; a thought. ¹

3. Noun. A novel or fanciful idea; a whim. ¹

4. Noun. (countable rhetoric literature) A device of analogy consisting of an extended metaphor. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To form an idea; to think. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conceit

1. to imagine [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: imagine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conceit

concealers
concealeth
concealing
concealingly
concealment
concealments
conceals
concede
conceded
concededly
conceder
conceders
concedes
conceding
concedo
conceit (current term)
conceited
conceitedly
conceitedness
conceitednesses
conceiting
conceitless
conceits
conceity
conceiv'd
conceivability
conceivable
conceivableness
conceivably
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Literary usage of Conceit

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1. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"Their answer disappointed Alexander, who had expected that they would name him, as the person of whom they were most afraid ; so prodigious was his conceit ..."

2. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"conceit applies only to internal objects : it is mental in the operation and ... There arc, however, insane people who conceit themselves to be kings and ..."

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