Conceit Definition

kən-sēt
conceits
noun
conceits
An exaggerated opinion of oneself, one's merits, etc.; vanity.
Webster's New World
Estimation or opinion of something, especially when favorable.
American Heritage
An idea; thought; concept.
Webster's New World
Personal opinion.
Webster's New World
A fanciful or witty expression or notion; often, specif., a striking and elaborate metaphor, sometimes one regarded, esp. formerly, as strained and arbitrary.
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verb
To think well of; take a fancy to.
Webster's New World
To think or imagine.
Webster's New World
Shakespeare.
One of two bad ways you must conceit me, / Either a coward or a flatterer.
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Other Word Forms of Conceit

Noun

Singular:
conceit
Plural:
conceits

Origin of Conceit

  • Middle English mind, conception from Anglo-Norman conceite from Late Latin conceptus concept

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Apparently formed from conceive, by analogy with deceive/deceit, receive/receipt etc.

    From Wiktionary

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