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Synonyms for conceit
kənˈsitcon·ceit

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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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conceit

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

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

    feelings of excessive pride

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

    Antonyms:
    humility, humbleness

  2. conceitnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    conceitedness, self-love, vanity, amour propre

    Antonyms:
    humility, humbleness

  3. conceitnoun

    a witty or ingenious turn of phrase

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

    Synonyms:
    conceitedness, self-love, vanity, amour propre

    Antonyms:
    humbleness, humility

  4. conceitnoun

    an artistic device or effect

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

    Synonyms:
    conceitedness, self-love, vanity, amour propre

    Antonyms:
    humbleness, humility

  5. conceit, conceitedness, vanitynoun

    the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride

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

    Antonyms:
    humility, humbleness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conceitnoun

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

  2. conceitnoun

    Synonyms:
    whim, vagary, illusion, freak of fancy

  3. conceitnoun

    Synonyms:
    opinion, estimate, estimation, judgment, impression

  4. conceitnoun

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

  5. conceitnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conceitnoun

    Synonyms:
    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. La Rochefoucauld:

    Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The humble rarely brag about accomplishments because they are typically significant, and their mannerism is one of confidence; but those with low self-esteem have developed a character of conceit and deception. You’re thinking of one now.

  3. Ahad HaAm:

    The less their ability, the more their conceit.

  4. Jeff Melvoin:

    Sexually,we are all competing for the same seat on the bus and the thing that holds it together is the tightly held conceit that we are all sexual gods. How can I believe in my own uniqueness when there's a cat out there exactly the same as me

  5. Epictetus:

    What is the first business of one who practices philosophy To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.

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