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Definition of Conceit

Conceit

  1. That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in the mind; idea; thought; image; conception.
  2. Faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension; as, a man of quick conceit.
  3. Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy.
  4. A fanciful, odd, or extravagant notion; a quant fancy; an unnatural or affected conception; a witty thought or turn of expression; a fanciful device; a whim; a quip.
  5. An overweening idea of one's self; vanity.
  6. Design; pattern.
  7. To conceive; to imagine.
  8. To form an idea; to think.

Conceit Quotations

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

It's not to much fun to know yourself too well or think you do - everyone needs a little conceit to carry them through & past the falls.
Marilyn Monroe

There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.
John C. Maxwell

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott

Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.
Harvey Mackay
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Conceit Translations

conceit in German is Einbildung, Eingebildetheit

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