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Definitions of conceit

  1. To form a notion. Out of conceit with, having lost all favour for. See Conceive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To conceive; to imagine. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To conceive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. the trait of being vain and conceited Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension; as, a man of quick conceit. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Design; pattern. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To form an idea; to think. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. An idea; an overestimate of one's own abilities or powers; vanity; a quaint fancy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Over-estimate of ones self: too favorable opinion of ones own good qualities: a pleasant, fantastical, or affected notion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Imagination; notion; vanity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Overweening self - esteem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A fancy; clever thought or expression. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Apprehension; understanding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Conception; apprehension; opinion; a baseless faney; an over-estimate of self; a pleasant and ingenious, generally whimsical, notion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. An opinion; a pleasant fancy; an affected expression or forced allusion; an imagination of one's own importance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for conceit

  1. His conceit is such, however, that he hadn't the grace to keep out of the limelight when it suited his purpose to pose in it. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  2. The obvious fact to one mind seems to another but a quaint conceit – Stained Glass Tours in France by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
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