Definition of 'conceit'
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That he will always be brought down by his conceit and vanity. The Sun (2015)The counterpoint of a huge tragedy with a smaller domestic one is a central conceit of the story. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The central conceit is that a local man has no memory of who he is or the town. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's a conceit rather than a concept. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But it was the film 's thematic conceit that caused most offence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We were classically English in terms of arrogance and conceit. Times, Sunday Times (2014)To imagine they do is merely a self-pitying form of arrogance and conceit. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In the context of raucous comedy, the insanity conceit works well. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)To do so would be to puncture the book's central conceit. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The show's central conceit is delightful. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A grisly period detective story with a lighthearted literary conceit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But Straight is both underwritten and undermined by a whopping great central conceit that needs your goodwill to sustain it. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Anyone who has lived for long in the centre of our crowded cities will recognise the central conceit of Interiors. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet the other problem of the central conceit is that it very often leads him to tell stories that frankly aren't that interesting. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A mouse is a stylistic invention, a literary conceit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'conceit'
British English: conceit NOUN
Conceit is too much pride in your abilities or achievements.
He knew, without conceit, he was considered a genius.
Definition of conceit from the Collins English Dictionary
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