Definitions for vanityˈvæn ɪ ti
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
van•i•ty*ˈvæn ɪ ti(n.; adj.)(pl.)-ties
(n.)excessive pride in oneself or one's appearance; character or quality of being vain.
an instance of this quality or feeling.
something about which one is vain.
lack of real value; worthlessness.
something worthless, trivial, or pointless.
Ref: vanity case.
Ref: dressing table.
a cabinet built around or below a bathroom sink.
Ref: compact1 (def. 10). 1 13
(adj.)produced as a showcase for one's own performing talents.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Literature, Showbiz
of, pertaining to, or issued by a vanity press:
Category: Common Vocabulary
* Syn: See pride.
Origin of vanity:
1200–50; < OF < L vānitās=vān(us) (see vain ) +-itās -ity
amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanity(noun)
feelings of excessive pride
the quality of being valueless or futile
"he rejected the vanities of the world"
conceit, conceitedness, vanity(noun)
the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
dressing table, dresser, vanity, toilet table(noun)
low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
vanity(noun)ˈvæn ɪ ti
the quality of having too much pride in your appearance or abilities
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.
Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.
Origin: vanus: emptiness or a void - vanitas: vanity through vanité to Middle English.
the quality or state of being vain; want of substance to satisfy desire; emptiness; unsubstantialness; unrealness; falsity
an inflation of mind upon slight grounds; empty pride inspired by an overweening conceit of one's personal attainments or decorations; an excessive desire for notice or approval; pride; ostentation; conceit
that which is vain; anything empty, visionary, unreal, or unsubstantial; fruitless desire or effort; trifling labor productive of no good; empty pleasure; vain pursuit; idle show; unsubstantial enjoyment
one of the established characters in the old moralities and puppet shows. See Morality, n., 5
Translations for vanity
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
excessive admiration of oneself; conceit
Vanity is her chief fault.
- زَهْو، غُرورArabic
- vaidadePortuguese (BR)
- die EitelkeitGerman
- יְהִירוּת, גַנדרָנוּתHebrew
- sikap sombongIndonesian
- rasa megah diriMalay
- kendini beğenmişlik, kibirTurkish
- 虛榮心Chinese (Trad.)
- порожній гонор; марнославствоUkrainian
- بے جا غرورUrdu
- tính kiêu ngạo, tự phụVietnamese
- 虚荣心Chinese (Simp.)
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