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Noun
Excessive pride in oneself
“It is clear from his arrogance and boundless conceit that he has never faced a serious opposition from the working class.”
Noun
An ingenious or fanciful comparison or metaphor
“The image of Coe as an egg-laying bird is a gratuitous conceit which can hardly be said to represent the man; it uses him as the occasion for the image of the bird with his minute eggs.”
Noun
A fanciful notion
“Western rationality and pride in democracy can seem an intolerable, parochial conceit to those whose lives have been so violently disturbed.”
Noun
A conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality
“… his dream of swimming in the Olympics is nothing more than a conceit.”
Verb
To form a mental picture of
“… after a huge meal like that, I cannot conceit eating another thing for the rest of the day.”
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