conceit

conceit
noun, no pl.
(vanity) Einbildung, die
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[kən'si:t]
noun
(too much pride in oneself: He's full of conceit about his good looks.) die Einbildung
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con·ceit
[kənˈsi:t]
n
1. no pl (vanity) Einbildung f
to be full of \conceit schrecklich eingebildet sein fam
2. (liter: elaborate metaphor) Konzetto nt meist pl fachspr
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[kən'siːt]
n
1) (= pride) Einbildung f

he's full of conceit — er ist schrecklich eingebildet

2)

he is wise in his own conceit (liter) — er dünkt sich weise (liter)

3) (LITER) Konzetto nt
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conceit [kənˈsiːt]
A s
1. Eingebildetheit f, Einbildung f, (Eigen)Dünkel m, Selbstgefälligkeit f, Eitelkeit f:
be full of conceit völlig von sich eingenommen sein
2. günstige Meinung (nur noch in):
out of conceit with überdrüssig (gen);
put sb out of conceit with jemandem die Lust nehmen an (dat)
3. obs Gedanke m, Vorstellung f, Idee f
4. obs guter Einfall, Witz m
5. a) obs seltsamer Einfall, Marotte f
b) gesuchte Metapher
6. obs persönliche Meinung:
in my own conceit meiner Ansicht nach
7. obs Begriffsvermögen n
B v/t obs glauben, denken (beide:
of von):
well conceited gut ausgedacht;
conceit o.s. to be sth sich einbilden, etwas zu sein
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noun, no pl.
(vanity) Einbildung, die
* * *
n.
Einbildung f.
Eingebildetheit f.
Eitelkeit f.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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