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Meaning & Definition of Conceit in English

English

Conceit

/kənsit/

noun

1. Feelings of excessive pride

    synonym:
  • amour propre
  • ,
  • conceit
  • ,
  • self-love
  • ,
  • vanity

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

    synonym:
  • conceit

3. A witty or ingenious turn of phrase

  • "He could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit"
    synonym:
  • conceit

4. An artistic device or effect

  • "The architect's brilliant conceit was to build the house around the tree"
    synonym:
  • conceit

5. The trait of being unduly vain and conceited

  • False pride
    synonym:
  • conceit
  • ,
  • conceitedness
  • ,
  • vanity