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Conceit meaning

conceit - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in the mind; idea; thought; image; conception.
  2. 2. Faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension; as, a man of quick conceit.
  3. 3. Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy.
  4. 4. A fanciful, odd, or extravagant notion; a quant fancy; an unnatural or affected conception; a witty thought or turn of expression; a fanciful device; a whim; a quip.
  5. 5. An overweening idea of one's self; vanity.
  6. 6. Design; pattern.
  7. 7. To conceive; to imagine.
  8. 8. To form an idea; to think.
  9. 9. Imagination; notion; vanity.

conceit - examples of usage

  1. " There's no arguing with such colossal conceit," she retorted, with hard laughter. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  2. There is a drawing of so pretty a conceit as to warrant my selecting it, though artistically it is inferior to Leech's work even at that time. - "John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1", William Powell Frith.
  3. Mine's a hard life, Miss Rosebury, and with all a man's vanity- a little man's vanity, for we little men have a great deal of conceit to make up for our want of stature- I think I do deserve a few creature comforts. - "One Maid's Mischief", George Manville Fenn.
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