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English definition of “conceit”

conceit

noun uk   /kənˈsiːt/ us  

conceit noun (PRIDE)

[U] the state of being too proud of yourself and your actions: The conceit of that man is incredible!Saddening, shocking and upsetting

conceit noun (COMPARISON)

[C] literary a clever or surprising comparison, especially in a poemPoetry
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