Vanity Definition

vănĭ-tē
vanities
noun
vanities
The quality or fact of being vain, or excessively proud of oneself or one's qualities or possessions; self-conceit.
Webster's New World
Any thing or act that is vain, futile, idle, or worthless.
Webster's New World
The quality or fact of being vain, or worthless; futility.
Webster's New World
A thing about which one is vain or conceited.
Webster's New World
A bathroom cabinet that encloses a basin and its water lines and drain, usually furnished with shelves and drawers underneath for storage of toiletries.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Vanity

Noun

Singular:
vanity
Plural:
vanities

Origin of Vanity

  • From Middle English vanite, from Old French vanité, from Latin vanitas, from Latin vanus, whence English vain.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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