This is vanity.
A woman of vanity.
- An example of vanity is a girl thinking she is the prettiest in the entire school.
- An example of vanity is where a woman might put on her makeup.
Vanity is the quality of having too much pride one's appearance or accomplishments or a bathroom cabinet that has a mirror and a sink.
- any thing or act that is vain, futile, idle, or worthless
- the quality or fact of being vain, or worthless; futility
- the quality or fact of being vain, or excessively proud of oneself or one's qualities or possessions; self-conceit
- a thing about which one is vain or conceited
- ⌂ vanity case
- ⌂ a small table or ledge with a mirror for use while putting on cosmetics, combing one's hair, etc.; dressing table
- ⌂ a bathroom cabinet with a washbowl set in the top
Origin of vanityMiddle English vanite ; from Old French vanité ; from Classical Latin vanitas, emptiness, worthlessness ; from vanus, vain: see want
- a. Excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceit. See Synonyms at conceit.b. Something about which one is vain or conceited: “One thing &ellipsis; rather quenched her vanities: she had to wear her cousin's clothes” (Louisa May Alcott).
- a. Worthlessness, pointlessness, or futility: the vanity of regretting missed opportunities.b. Something that is vain, futile, or worthless.
- a. See vanity case.b. See dressing table.c. A bathroom cabinet that encloses a basin and its water lines and drain, usually furnished with shelves and drawers underneath for storage of toiletries.
Origin of vanityMiddle English vanite, from Old French, from Latin v&amacron;nit&amacron;s, from v&amacron;nus, empty; see eu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
- Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.
- A dressing table used to apply makeup, preen, and coif hair. The table is normally quite low and similar to a desk, with drawers and one or more mirrors atop. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.
- Francis Bacon
- To help the matter, the alchemists call in many vanities out of astrology.