noun. ['kənˈsiːt'] feelings of excessive pride.
- amour propre
Words that Rhyme with Conceit
Example sentences of the word conceit
1. Noun, singular or mass
A pretty face on the doll can cause conceit or self-pride in the child.
Quotes containing the word conceit
1. Conceit spoils the finest genius.
- Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
2. I have been called arrogant myself in my time, and hope to earn the title again, but to claim that I am privy to the secrets of the universe and its creator - that's beyond my conceit.
- Christopher Hitchens
3. Your young white, who gathers his learning from books and can measure what he knows by the page, may conceit that his knowledge, like his legs, outruns that of his fathers’, but, where experience is the master, the scholar is made to know the value of years, and respects them accordingly.
- James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans
noun. ['kənˈsiːt'] the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride.
- swelled head
noun. ['kənˈsiːt'] an artistic device or effect.
noun. ['kənˈsiːt'] a witty or ingenious turn of phrase.
- turn of expression
noun. ['kənˈsiːt'] an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things.