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Definition 1: the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for conceit in the sense of this definition

(conceit is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of conceit ) an exceptional interest in and admiration for yourself

"self-love that shut out everyone else"

(... is a kind of conceit ) outspoken conceit

(... is a kind of conceit ) an exaggerated opinion of your own importance

(... is a kind of conceit ) adopting a vain conceited posture

Definition 2: a witty or ingenious turn of phrase - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where conceit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit

(conceit is a kind of ...) a distinctive spoken or written expression

"John's succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea"

Definition 3: an artistic device or effect - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where conceit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the architect's brilliant conceit was to build the house around the tree

(conceit is a kind of ...) something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

Definition 4: an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things - [noun denoting communication]

(conceit is a kind of ...) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Definition 5: feelings of excessive pride - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for conceit in the sense of this definition

(conceit is a kind of ...) a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

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