- favorable opinion; esteem.
- personal opinion or estimation.
- to imagine.
- to conceive; apprehend.
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By the time she reaches her desperate endgame, however, he has taken us beyond the tropes of his faux-horror conceit and brought us squarely into the climax of a caper film.Lesbian love story becomes thriller in ‘Two of Us’|John Paul King|February 4, 2021|Washington Blade
While this conceit might feel forced in the hands of a lesser writer, Mendelsohn pulls it off surprisingly well.Everything Our Editors Loved in January|The Editors|February 4, 2021|Outside Online
Even if you believe that to be so, Cassie’s doggedness is an exhausting and not particularly deep conceit for a film.Promising Young Woman Starts with a Cathartic Blast. Then It Gets Bogged Down With Cynicism|Stephanie Zacharek|January 15, 2021|Time
If we accept the conceit of Gray’s book and just look at how cats live, then maybe we can learn a thing or two.Everything is awful. Here’s a Q&A with a philosopher about why cats rule.|Sean Illing|January 15, 2021|Vox
All of that could have been alleviated, perhaps, by a cast capable of finding truth within the conceits and translating them to the screen in a form that at least resonates with real human emotion.Queer horror film chokes on surrealist pretensions in ‘The One You Feed’|John Paul King|January 15, 2021|Washington Blade
Wolf concurs that the conceit of the show seems to have everyone but the sex worker in mind.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show|Samantha Allen|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So the heaviness was not so much a literary conceit but something I wanted to talk about.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because that conceit was straight/gay vs straight/straight, I could do a lot of overtly straight humor and it would be acceptable.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)|Neil Patrick Harris|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Sex Box, with its ridiculous guinea pigs screwing conceit, will only augment our cultural hang-ups about sex.'Sex Box,' a Reality TV Show Where Couples Have Sex in a Box and Discuss It, Is Coming to America|Marlow Stern|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And this is how we arrive at the lovely conceit of Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress.Scarlett Johansson is an Alien Seductress in ‘Under the Skin’|Jimmy So|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Having seen no service, he owed his appointment largely to his conceit and good looks.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
I am out of conceit with England just now; and would far rather have gone to the Antipodes.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
It would argue too much literary conceit on my part were I anxious to restore it to the light of day.Marguerite|Anatole France
It came to Lowell in a flash that Bill's arrogance sprang from something deeper than mere conceit or drunkenness.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
He is made to talk like a man of the greatest vanity and conceit, and to throw contempt and scorn on everybody else.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for conceit
- a witty expression
- fancy; imagination
- an idea