What does Vanity mean?

Definitions for Vanity
ˈvæn ɪ tiVan·i·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Vanity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanitynoun

    feelings of excessive pride

  2. vanity, emptinessnoun

    the quality of being valueless or futile

    "he rejected the vanities of the world"

  3. conceit, conceitedness, vanitynoun

    the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride

  4. dressing table, dresser, vanity, toilet tablenoun

    low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup

GCIDE

  1. Vanitynoun

    same as dressing table.

  2. Vanitynoun

    A cabinet built around a bathroom sink, usually with a countertop and sometimes drawers.

Wiktionary

  1. vanitynoun

    That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.

  2. vanitynoun

    Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.

  3. vanitynoun

    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.

  4. vanitynoun

    Emptiness.

  5. vanitynoun

    Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.

  6. Etymology: vanus: emptiness or a void - vanitas: vanity through vanité to Middle English.

Wikipedia

  1. Vanity

    Vanity is the excessive belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness to others. Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility. The related term vainglory is now often seen as an archaic synonym for vanity, but originally meant considering one's own capabilities and that God's help was not needed, i.e. unjustified boasting; although glory is now seen as having a predominantly positive meaning, the Latin term from which it derives, gloria, roughly means boasting, and was often used as a negative criticism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vanitynoun

    the quality or state of being vain; want of substance to satisfy desire; emptiness; unsubstantialness; unrealness; falsity

  2. Vanitynoun

    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

  3. Vanitynoun

    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

  4. Vanitynoun

    one of the established characters in the old moralities and puppet shows. See Morality, n., 5

  5. Etymology: [OE. vanite, F. vanit, L. vanitas, fr. vanus empty, vain. See Vain.]

Freebase

  1. Vanity

    In conventional parlance, vanity is the excessive belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness to others. Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility. The related term vainglory is now often seen as an archaic synonym for vanity, but originally meant boasting in vain, i.e. unjustified boasting; although glory is now seen as having an exclusively positive meaning, the Latin term gloria roughly means boasting, and was often used as a negative criticism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vanity

    See Vain.

Editors Contribution

  1. Vanity

    Vanity is nothing else but excessive pride, regard, trust, hope, admiration or dependence in one's own or someone else's riches, wealth, social status, family background, qualification, beauty, handsomeness or stuffs like that.

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 28, 2018  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vanity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vanity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Vanity in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Rap beat from the sound of the engine tuk so tuvrum tuvrum tuk so vroom vroom vroom vroom so Tuuuu dum tuu tuu tutu tutu dum. Vanity is an open bird's tail from the included spotlights.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. The ego poeticizes illusion. 2. Genius is a subjective empathy for comfort. 3. Despair is a coma of illusion. 4. Selfishness tries to materialize to give it the matter of illusion, meaning then in reality which is an infinite emptiness. 5. Insomnia of insight, you will comprehend the endless emptiness of life. 6. 1. Dreams are rubbish of fears and desires. 2. If you do not desire anything, then karma over you is powerless. You see the infinity of reality, you have awakened and the childhood of despair is over. You evolved when you are too lazy to do stupid things. 3. Death is an interdimensional culture shock of awareness and deep insight. 7. 1. People are difficult teenagers. 2. Planet earth is the planet of perverse children. 8. 1. Inflation is a coma of frigid impotence, a coma is comical. 2. In the multidimensional symbolism of comic paradoxes, gadgets are nannies of children's illusions of selfishness. 9. 1. The higher the ego, pride, vanity, the more insecure a person feels, it seems to him that he becomes smaller and tries to rise. 2. The saints will die out; only the most sinful will survive in natural selection. 3. Love is an interdimensional chrono-connection that has a quantum thread of memories between lives extending into the infinity of eternity. No matter what the timing of life, love never dies to the end. 10. 1. The human world is a fantasy of selfish greed. 2. Human reality is an artificial chaos of the subconscious turned inside out, an invented world woven from a thousand and a thousand ideas. Where their consciousness gradually mutates, thereby turning them into unknown monsters. 11. 1. Quantum reincarnations in past life archeology. Karmic cycles of the DNA of the reincarnation of thinking in the DNA spiral of the subconscious. DNA is a temporary loop of infantile depravity and despair, awareness is a wormhole of a quantum portal from one dimension to another. 12. 1. Fly butterfly fly, wings have not fallen off their desires. 2. Pickupers, and Goldigers girls are poachers who kill the remnants of faith in love. 13. Juicy goddess I crave you passionately, my love for you is inexhaustible and cyclical like nature itself and the universe and reincarnation. My feelings for you are infinite, like eternity itself, you are my romantic infinity. You are my oblivion, I forget about everything except you. Compliments I say to you reflexively at the subconscious level. My subconscious is praying and calling only you alone. Unconsciously, I only dream of you. I am consciously suffering only for you alone. You are my eternal love poem, the epically beautiful deity of my dreams, you are the eternal engine of my lovingly erotic thoughts about you. The generator of thoughts so poetically paints a portrait of an ideal woman, the best dreams about you alone. The soul and subconscious are singing about love for you. My soul cries out for love for you, and my loins groan with passion. Juicy goddess. 14. 1. Natural selection in the amount of salary. Girls laugh when they find out how much you earn, because love for money, no money, no love. So find one that will not be funny, that is, not materialistic. 2. Money will always make us intimate with the animal world. 15. 1. Television and the Internet is a useless political chicken coop, where you listen to opinions, but in the end it does not solve any problems. Opinions do not provide healing. 2. Reincarnations of plagiarism, get obituaries of recognition. 16. 1. Luck is the inertia of chaos. 2. All that you see around you is alcoholic, narcotic masturbation of instincts and vices and internal defects, everything to satisfy base desires, it is worse than animals. 3. The evolution of the subconscious, the evolution of consciousness stands still due to selfishness, it may not occur for billions of years, in all lives, goodness, love and disinterested nobility and forgiveness is true evolution, the rest is a GMO radiocin mutation of thinking. Healing insight does not come from fear of despair. 17. 1. Vanity and pride are insecure, insecure animals, like a parrot who is married to the reflection in the mirror. 2. In religion, if you use religion to get to heaven it is hypocrisy and greed. If you accept the philosophy of religion as the meaning of life, it means that you want to help yourself become better for yourself first of all. Move to a higher level of thinking. The highest level of thinking is spiritual, this is the highest dimension of reality. 18. 1. Laziness is the anarchy of unbelief. 2. Inflation is sterilization and the gap between the sexes. 3. Reincarnation and the wheel of samsara is a wheel for a hamster, you are running to nowhere, you are running in place without awareness. 19. 1. Evil in the world emerged from the seed of selfishness, and hell grew underground and on earth. Goodness grew out of the seed of love and paradise grew. Thought is the seed of philosophy, from which whole worlds and dimensions grow. 2. 1. Reality is the black humor of pessimism. 2. Karma improves the times. 3. Eternity for consciousness is oblivion. 4. This is not a regularity, but success cannot be repeated twice, in reincarnation it is the law of oblivion, the prison of illusions. Otherwise, a person will increasingly see déjà vu and eternity becomes transparent. 5. Abundance of desire is the emptiness of oblivion, your consciousness falls asleep in the autopilot mode, like in a dream, full of paradoxes of egoism. 20. 1. With increasing laziness, a person grows old. 2. Real loneliness is when you feel sick of yourself. 3. Success is driven by hormonal optimism of complexes of naivety. 4. Genius is the utopia of exotic thinking to which people have not grown up. 21. 1. An ingenious, healing word why. It will heal you from stupid desires. Ask yourself why until you understand whether you need it or not. In-depth analysis of desires, will heal from ridiculous desires. 2. A stupid person wants a lot of things, a smart person wants almost nothing, because he knows what he wants, and sees his desires through and through their future consequences. 3. The storm of time, raises the storm of generations. A sandstorm of selfishness, because of which the consequences are not visible. The fog of illusion and the black humor of indifference, the screaming and grinding of the violins of the soul, which fizzle out and fly out into the void, a time where everyone thinks about themselves. All this is replaced by a dramatic silence of insight, which transforms in a different direction, already by a new generation. 22. From attraction to you, my male organ is fried like on a grill, looking at you I start to moan with pleasure. You are a beautiful goddess, a juicy deity. 23. 1. Hypocrisy belittles you. 2. Goals are drugs for a successful person. 3. The world plunges into suicidal selfishness. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Kedar Joshi:

    I am philosophical Christ; crucified on the cross of ignorance for the sake of divine vanity.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One handcuffs itself, with its vanity character; it breaks the best ties and contacts.

  5. Calestous Juma:

    What we don't want is vanity space programs, as it stands, I think they are focusing more on the space programs and less on the education ... (space programs) have to be designed as a capability program otherwise the economic return will not be fully realized.

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