Conceit

What is Conceit?

Conceit definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
an excessively favorable opinion of one’s own ability, importance, wit, etc.
something that is conceived in the mind; a thought; idea: He jotted down the conceits of his idle hours.
imagination; fancy.
a fancy; whim; fanciful notion.

an elaborate, fanciful metaphor, especially of a strained or far-fetched nature.
the use of such metaphors as a literary characteristic, especially in poetry.
a fancy, purely decorative article.
British Dialect. favorable opinion; esteem. personal opinion or estimation.

Obsolete. the faculty of conceiving; apprehension.

verb (used with object)
to flatter (especially oneself).
British Dialect. to take a fancy to; have a good opinion of.

Obsolete. to imagine. to conceive; apprehend.

 

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