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conceit definition

  • noun:
    • a great and especially unduly large opinion of the very own capabilities or worth.
    • an amazing or witty change of term or thought.
    • A fanciful poetic image, specially a more sophisticated or exaggerated contrast.
    • A poem or passage consisting of such an image.
    • The result of intellectual task; a thought or a viewpoint.
    • A fanciful thought or idea.
    • A fancy article; a knickknack.
    • An extravagant, fanciful, and elaborate building or structure: "An eccentric inclusion towards the lobby is a life-size wooden horse, a 19th century conceit” ( Mimi Sheraton).
    • what is conceived, imagined, or created in the brain; idea; thought; image; conception.
    • Faculty of conceiving a few ideas; emotional professors; apprehension.
    • Quickness of apprehension; energetic imagination; lively fancy.
    • A fanciful, strange, or extravagant idea; a quant fancy; an unnatural or affected conception; a witty thought or change of appearance; a fanciful product; a whim; a quip.
    • An overweening concept of an individual's self; vanity.
    • Design; pattern.
    • what is conceived, thought, or formed inside brain; conception; concept; thought; picture.
    • The faculty of conceiving; understanding; apprehension.
    • Opinion; estimation; view or belief.
    • An undue viewpoint; a baseless fancy; a crotchety thought.
    • An exaggerated estimate of your respective own mental ability, or of the significance or worth of just what one has done; an overvaluation of your respective own acuteness, wit, understanding, etc.; self-conceit: because, a man inflated with conceit.
    • A witty, delighted, or ingenious idea or expression; a quaint or humorous fancy; wit; laughter; ingenuity; particularly, in modern usage, a quaint or strange thought; a thought or expression designed to be striking or poetical, but alternatively far-fetched, insipid, or pedantic.
    • A fanciful or innovative device or creation.
    • A trifle; a dainty; a kickshaw.
    • Synonyms Vagary, whim, illusion.
    • Pride, Vanity, an such like. (identify egotism), self-sufficiency, self-complacency.
    • an artistic unit or result
    • the characteristic to be unduly vain and conceited; false pride
    • thoughts of excessive pleasure
    • a witty or innovative change of term
    • a more elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things
  • verb-transitive:
    • Chiefly British To take an elegant to.
    • Obsolete To understand; conceive.
    • To conceive; to imagine.
  • verb:
    • to create a concept; to consider.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to make a thought; to believe.
  • others:
    • To conceive; imagine; believe; suppose; form an idea of.
    • Reflexively, to imagine; fancy; think; believe: implying mistake.
    • resulting in to imagine.
    • to create a notion; have an opinion; conceive.
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