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Entry Word: conceit
Function: noun
Text: 1 an elaborate or fanciful way of expressing something <the conceit that the crowd at the outdoor rock concert was a vast sea of people waving to the beat of the music>
Synonyms metaphor
Related Words analogy, circumlocution, euphemism, simile
Phrases figure of speech
2 a conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality <his dream of swimming in the Olympics is nothing more than a conceit> -- see FANTASY 1
3 an often unjustified feeling of being pleased with oneself or with one's situation or achievements <even though her novels are enormously popular, the writer is more prone to insecurity than to conceit> -- see COMPLACENCE