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Synonyms for conceit

Synonyms for conceit

an impulsive, often illogical turn of mind

to find agreeable

Synonyms for conceit

feelings of excessive pride

an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things

a witty or ingenious turn of phrase

an artistic device or effect

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And so the young man returns into the country of the lotus-eaters, and takes up his dwelling there in the face of all men; and if any help be sent by his friends to the oligarchical part of him, the aforesaid vain conceits shut the gate of the king's fastness; and they will neither allow the embassy itself to enter, private if private advisers offer the fatherly counsel of the aged will they listen to them or receive them.
Shyness simply means extreme sensibility, and has nothing whatever to do with self-consciousness or with conceit, though its relationship to both is continually insisted upon by the poll-parrot school of philosophy.
I do not, of course, speak of the conceit that displays itself in an elevated nose and a falsetto voice.
Our vanities differ as our noses do: all conceit is not the same conceit, but varies in correspondence with the minutiae of mental make in which one of us differs from another.
But beware how you presume on an appearance of indifference, which is nothing but conceit in disguise.
A conceit may be defined as an exaggerated figure of speech or play on words in which intellectual cleverness figures at least as largely as real emotion and which is often dragged out to extremely complicated lengths of literal application.
She with stately steps proudly advances over the field: aloft she bears her towering head, filled with conceit of her own pre-eminence, and schemes to effect her intended discovery.
Fretted conceit and suppressed envy--perhaps your fathers' conceit and envy: in you break they forth as flame and frenzy of vengeance.
After struggling with all kinds of conceits and psyches all our life, we no longer believe in Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy.
With Additions of New Characters, and many other Wittie Conceits never before Printed (London: 1622), Beecher's text offers a smorgasbord of literary tidbits and table scraps fallen from among the high, middle, and low of Jacobean English literati, including Cook, Dekker, Donne, Ford, Goodyer, Jonson, Roe, Rudyerd, Shelton, Strachey, Webster, and Wotton.
Now what might those conceits of the Reformation be?
Lukas, vice president of policy at the Independent Women's Forum, presents plenty of standard-and correct--answers to the various conceits of women studies' departments in the opening chapters of her book.
Of all our conceits, nuclear weapons are the most lavish.
These small conceits, which only an anthologist can smile about, make it hard for us to truly retire.
The film is not contaminated by televisual constraints or conceits.