Because that conceit was straight/gay vs straight/straight, I could do a lot of overtly straight humor and it would be acceptable.
And the surplus of conceit on display in Kevin's replies is a poor substitute for this deficit of knowledge.
And the conceit of total artifice deprives us of what Tolstoy is best at: marrying artifice with verisimilitude.
This might seem like a conceit, but the end result is both troubling and overwhelmingly powerful.
The conceit we tell ourselves, and our reporters, is that those two things align.
Pride and conceit constitute what stands for courage in most men.
Too bad, though—you certainly need a wife to take the conceit out of you.
By treachery to your comrades, I suppose, said Hansford, disgusted with the conceit and self-complacency of the man.
But I don't know; you've kind o' got me out o' conceit with it.
The motive to this was a conceit that potable gold could be no other than the universal medicine: and why gold?
late 14c., "something formed in the mind, thought, notion," from conceiven (see conceive) based on analogy of deceit and receipt. Sense evolved from "something formed in the mind," to "fanciful or witty notion" (1510s), to "vanity" (c.1600) through shortening of self-conceit (1580s).