Definitions for Vanity
ˈvæn ɪ tivan·i·ty
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Vanity.
amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanitynoun
feelings of excessive pride
the quality of being valueless or futile
"he rejected the vanities of the world"
conceit, conceitedness, vanitynoun
the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
dressing table, dresser, vanity, toilet tablenoun
low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
same as dressing table.
A cabinet built around a bathroom sink, usually with a countertop and sometimes drawers.
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.
Etymology: vanus: emptiness or a void - vanitas: vanity through vanité to Middle English.
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.
Vanity can refer to excessive pride or admiration in one's own appearance, qualities, achievements, or possessions. It is a characteristic of individuals who are overly concerned about their outward image and seek validation and attention from others. Vanity often leads to self-centered behavior and can result in a disregard for others' feelings or needs.
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
Etymology: [OE. vanite, F. vanit, L. vanitas, fr. vanus empty, vain. See Vain.]
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
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.
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The numerical value of Vanity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Vanity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
There's a little vanity chair that Charlie gave me the first Christmas we knew each other. I'll not be parting with that, nor our bed-the four-poster-I'll be needing that to die in.
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.
Right now there is no question that it's all about Caitlyn Jenner.The Diane Sawyer interview partnered with Vanity Fair cover story is only the beginning, the other members of the family should embrace their time out of the spotlight because it's Caitlyn's turn to shine.
The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.
When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.
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- vanitatCatalan, Valencian
- marnivost, domýšlivost, jalovost, ješitnostCzech
- edevus, mõttetus, tühisusEstonian
- turhuus, turhamaisuus, tyhjyysFinnish
- dìomhanas, faoineas, uaillScottish Gaelic
- önteltség, üresség, hiábavalóság, haszontalanság, hiúságHungarian
- ունայնություն, սնափառությունArmenian
- îngâmfare, vanitate, mândrieRomanian
- суета́, тщесла́виеRussian
- slavoljublje, sujeta, visokoumljeSerbo-Croatian
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