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conceit

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of conceit

  1. 1 an elaborate or fanciful way of expressing something <the conceit that the crowd at the outdoor rock concert was a vast sea of people waving to the beat of the music> Synonyms metaphor Related Words device; analogy, circumlocution, code word, crank, dead metaphor, euphemism, simile; catachresis, mixed metaphor Phrases figure of speech

  2. 2 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> Synonyms chimera, fantasy, daydream, delusion, dream, fancy, figment, hallucination, illusion, nonentity, phantasm (also fantasm), pipe dream, unreality, visionRelated Words ignis fatuus, mirage, will-o'-the-wisp; brainchild, idea; concoction, fable, fabrication, fiction, invention; envisaging, imaging, visualization; cloud-cuckoo-land, cloudland, Shangri-la, utopia; daymare, nightmareNear Antonyms actuality, fact, reality

  3. 3 an often unjustified feeling of being pleased with oneself or with one's situation or achievements <even though her novels are enormously popular, the writer is more prone to insecurity than to conceit> Synonyms amour propre, bighead, complacency, complacence, conceitedness, ego, egotism, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-assumption, self-conceit, self-congratulation, self-esteem, self-glory, self-importance, self-love, self-opinion, self-satisfaction, smugness, swelled head, swellheadedness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanityRelated Words assurance, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence; self-righteousness; arrogance, disdainfulness, haughtiness, imperiousness, lordliness, self-assertion, snobbishness, superciliousness, superiority; hubris, overconfidence, presumption; pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousness; egoism, self-centeredness, selfishness; self-pride, self-respectNear Antonyms diffidence, self-doubt; self-disgust, self-hate, self-loathing; altruism, unselfishness; bashfulness, demureness, shyness, timidity, timidness; passiveness, passivityAntonyms humbleness, humility, modesty




conceit

verb, chiefly dialect

Synonyms and Antonyms of conceit

  1. to form a mental picture of <after a huge meal like that, I cannot conceit eating another thing for the rest of the day> Synonyms imagine [chiefly dialect], conceive, conjure (up), dream, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, fantasy, feature, ideate, image, picture, see, vision, visualizeRelated Words daydream, stargaze; hallucinate; re-create, reflect, relive, reminisce; contemplate, meditate, muse, ponder, ruminate; concoct, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, plan, project; foresee, prefigure





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