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Synonyms for conceit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanity(noun)

    feelings of excessive pride

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

    humility, humbleness

  2. conceit(noun)

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

    conceitedness, self-love, vanity, amour propre

    humility, humbleness

  3. conceit(noun)

    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. conceit(noun)

    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, vanity(noun)

    the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride

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

    humility, humbleness

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conceit(n.)

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

  2. conceit(n.)

    whim, vagary, illusion, freak of fancy

  3. conceit(n.)

    opinion, estimate, estimation, judgment, impression

  4. conceit(n.)

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

  5. conceit(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conceit(n)

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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    vanity, arrogance, presumption

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How to use conceit in a sentence?

  1. John Dewey:

    The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. Self-conceit often regards it as a sign of weakness to admit that a belief to which we have once committed ourselves is wrong. We get so identified with an idea that it is literally a pet notion and we rise to its defense and stop our eyes and ears to anything different.

  2. La Rochefoucauld:

    Conceit causes more conversation than wit.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    What you believe might be wrong; what you don’t believe might be right! Don’t be sure of things! Doubt! Investigate! Leave your stupid conceit that your belief is an absolute truth! Open your mind to all the possibilities!

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

    We measure everything by ourselves with almost a necessary conceit.

  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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