conceit

Part of speech: noun

Overweening self - esteem.

Part of speech: noun

A fancy; clever thought or expression.

Part of speech: noun

Apprehension; understanding.

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Usage examples "conceit":

  1. For the time being, at least, the conceit is taken out of you, and you are thoroughly put down. - "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake.
  2. In fact, to make no more words about it, I was head over heels in love with Nicolete, and I think, without conceit, I may say that Nicolete was rapidly growing rather fond of me. - "The Quest of the Golden Girl", Richard le Gallienne.
  3. She had dealt his conceit a frightful wound. - "The Roll-Call", Arnold Bennett.