conceit: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kun-sēt'), [key]
- an excessively favorable opinion of one's own ability, importance, wit, etc.
- something that is conceived in the mind; a thought; idea: He jotted down the conceits of his idle hours.
- imagination; fancy.
- a fancy; whim; fanciful notion.
- an elaborate, fanciful metaphor, esp. of a strained or far-fetched nature.
- the use of such metaphors as a literary characteristic, esp. in poetry.
- a fancy, purely decorative article.
- favorable opinion; esteem.
- personal opinion or estimation.
- the faculty of conceiving; apprehension.
- displeased or dissatisfied with.
- to flatter (esp. oneself&hasp;).
- to take a fancy to; have a good opinion of.
- to imagine.
- to conceive; apprehend.
- conceit (Thesaurus)