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conceit

noun

1 conceit

Feelings of excessive pride.

synonyms: amour propre, self-love, vanity.

Roget 515: imagination; originality; invention; fancy; inspiration; verve.    warm imagination, heated imagination, excited imagination, sanguine imagination, ardent imagination, fiery imagination, boiling imagination, wild imagination, ... show more

Roget 842: wit, humor, wittiness; sense of humor; attic wit, attic salt; atticism; salt, esprit, point, fancy, whim, drollery, pleasantry.    ... show more

Roget 855: affectation; affectedness etc. adj.; acting a part etc. v.; pretense etc. (falsehood) 544, (ostentation) 882; boasting ... show more

Roget 453: idea, notion, conception, thought, apprehension, impression, perception, image, eidolon [Gr.], sentiment, reflection, observation, consideration; abstract idea; ... show more

Roget 499: want of intelligence etc. 498, want of intellect etc. 450; shadowness, silliness, foolishness etc. adj.; imbecility, incapacity, vacancy of mind, ... show more

Roget 514: supposition, assumption, assumed position, postulation, condition, presupposition, hypothesis, blue sky hypothesis, postulate, postulatum [Lat.], theory; thesis, theorem; ... show more

Roget 880: vanity; conceit, conceitedness; self-conceit, self-complacency, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-esteem, self-love, self-approbation, self-praise, self-glorification, self-laudation, self-gratulation, ... show more

Dutch: arrogantie, eigendunk, hoogmoed, ijdelheid, pretentie, verwaandheid
Polish: miłość własna



2 conceit

An elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things.

3 conceit

A witty or ingenious turn of phrase.

4 conceit

An artistic device or effect.

Dutch: hoogmoed, ijdelheid

5 conceit

The trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride.

synonyms: conceitedness, vanity.

Dutch: eigendunk, ijdelheid, verwaandheid
Polish: nieskromność, próżność


Moby thesaurus: abstract thought, act of thought, affectation, aggressive self-confidence, amour propre, aphorism, apothegm, apprehension, arrogance, assume, assumption, assurance, attitude, bee, believe, bluster, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bombast ... show more.

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