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Noun: conceit  kun'seet
  1. Feelings of excessive pride
    - amour propre, self-love, vanity
  2. An elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things
  3. A witty or ingenious turn of phrase
    "he could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit"
  4. An artistic device or effect
    "the architect's brilliant conceit was to build the house around the tree"
  5. The trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
    - conceitedness, vanity

Derived forms: conceits

Type of: device, figure, figure of speech, image, pride, pridefulness, trait, trope, turn of expression, turn of phrase

Encyclopedia: Conceit