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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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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

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chiefly dialect

Synonyms of conceit (Entry 2 of 2)

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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The first known use of conceit was in the 14th century

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conceding (to)



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“Conceit.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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