Vanity meaning

văn'ĭ-tē
That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
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Any thing or act that is vain, futile, idle, or worthless.
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The quality or fact of being vain, or worthless; futility.
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The quality or fact of being vain, or excessively proud of oneself or one's qualities or possessions; self-conceit.
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Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.
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A small table or ledge with a mirror for use while putting on cosmetics, combing one's hair, etc.; dressing table.
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A bathroom cabinet with a washbowl set in the top.
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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.
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Emptiness.
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Francis Bacon.

To help the matter, the alchemists call in many vanities out of astrology.

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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.

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.

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A thing about which one is vain or conceited.
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Origin of vanity

  • Middle English vanite from Old French from Latin vānitās from vānus empty euə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English vanite, from Old French vanité, from Latin vanitas, from Latin vanus, whence English vain.
    From Wiktionary