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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conceit

    Egoism is giving the "I" undue supremacy in thought; egotism is giving the "I" undue prominence in speech. Egotism is sometimes used in the sense of egoism, or supreme regard for oneself. Self-assertion is the claim by word, act, or manner of what one believes to be his due; self-conceit is an overestimate of one's own powers or deserts. Conceit is a briefer expression for self-conceit, with always an offensive implication; self-conceit is ridiculous or pitiable; conceit arouses resentment. There is a worthy self-confidence which springs from consciousness of rectitude and of power equal to demands. Self-assertion at times becomes a duty; but self-conceit is always a weakness. Self-consciousness is the keeping of one's thoughts upon oneself, with the constant anxious question of what others will think. Vanity is an overweening admiration of self, craving equal admiration from others; self-consciousness is commonly painful to its possessor, vanity always a source of satisfaction, except as it fails to receive its supposed due. Self-esteem is more solid and better founded than self-conceit; but is ordinarily a weakness, and never has the worthy sense of self-confidence. Compare ASSURANCE; PRIDE.

    egoism, egotism, self-assertion, self-conceit, self-confidence, self-consciousness, self-esteem, vanity

    bashfulness, deference, diffidence, humility, modesty, self-distrust, self-forgetfulness, shyness, unobtrusiveness, unostentatiousness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conceit

    idea, notion, thought, affectation, vanity, abstraction, imagination, conception, whim, vagary, egotism

    substance, reality, verity, concretion, body, fact, naturalness, simplicity, unaffectedness, humility

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanitynoun

    feelings of excessive pride

    narcism, toilet table, vanity, dressing table, narcissism, self-love, amour propre, conceitedness, emptiness, dresser

    humility, humbleness

  2. conceitnoun

    an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things

    conceitedness, self-love, vanity, amour propre

    humility, humbleness

  3. conceitnoun

    a witty or ingenious turn of phrase

    "he could always come up with some inspired off-the-wall conceit"

    conceitedness, self-love, vanity, amour propre

    humbleness, humility

  4. conceitnoun

    an artistic device or effect

    "the architect's brilliant conceit was to build the house around the tree"

    conceitedness, self-love, vanity, amour propre

    humbleness, humility

  5. conceit, conceitedness, vanitynoun

    the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride

    dressing table, toilet table, vanity, self-love, amour propre, conceitedness, emptiness, dresser

    humility, humbleness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conceitnoun

    conception, image, notion, thought, fancy, imagination, idea, belief

  2. conceitnoun

    whim, vagary, illusion, freak of fancy

  3. conceitnoun

    opinion, estimate, estimation, judgment, impression

  4. conceitnoun

    vanity, conceitedness, egotism, bumptiousness, self-conceit, self-complacency, self-esteem, self-sufficiency, priggery

  5. conceitnoun

    quip, quirk, point, odd thought, odd turn, affected witticism

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conceitnoun

    idea, conception, fancy, whim, caprice, vagary, freak, priggery, vanity, egotism, self-conceit, inflation, self-glorification, overweening, conceitedness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "conceit":

    vanity, arrogance, presumption

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How to use conceit in a sentence?

  1. Bruce Barton:

    Conceit is God's gift to little men.

  2. La Rochefoucauld:

    Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

  3. Aesop:

    Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.

  4. John Wooden:

    Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

  5. Omar Khayyam:

    Whilom, ere youth?s conceit had waned, methought Answers to all life?s problems I had wrought; But now, grown old and wise, too late I see My life is spent, and all my lore is nought.

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