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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The trait of being unduly vain and egotistical; An artistic device or effect; A witty or ingenious turn of phrase; An elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things; Feelings of excessive pride.

Usage examples (41)
  • We may have conceit, we may find ourselves important or we may be jealous.
  • The architect's brilliant conceit was to build the house around the tree
  • He could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit
  • Unless you call his conceit and bragging unpleasant. for more
Tutoring comment
  • I "concede" (to give up, to agree) that you are right, but do not let your "conceit" (excessive pride or self-admiration) get out of hand as a result.
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