What does vanity mean?

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ˈvæn ɪ tivan·i·ty

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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:

    Your self-deception and selfishness Beat only a few enemies to death, laziness due to which you will become poor, fear giving problems (beat the problem, not people) and your own selfishness, because of which you will be lonely. And your most important enemy, the boss of all your problems and sorrows because of which you live in the illusions of deception - it is your self-deception because of him, you do not see the truth and the light of holiness of spirit, their death will give you happiness. 7. Fear is your shadow, the sun reflects in it all your instincts in which vices and inner flaws are hidden. Fear is a confirmation that you are alive, since the dead do not have a shadow, some after death themselves turn into a shadow. 8. Relationships are children's play tea. 9. Chaste modesty in modern society is the pestis of a hypocritical girl in an erotic costume of an angel with a trident of a devil as a symbol of bitchiness. 10. For higher powers, feelings are not important, only a reaction. 11. Loneliness is an oppressive silence, plunging into the depths of reality and the words are just noise. 12. Be against any kind of smoking, because the smoker smokes and exhales cigarette smoke. This smoke from his rotten lungs, spoiled body, harmful bacteria, all this nasty dirt in the smoke goes into your nose and mouth. If you value your health, then be against smoking 13. The smile of awareness gives sexual pleasure from your own laughter - this is an epiphany orgasm. 14. Self-deception catches your joke by grabbing your hand, the joke of which you wanted to hit someone and half of your life beats you half to death with your own joke, but this is the irony of karma. 15. All people are diamonds, but they do not cleanse themselves of the dirt of laziness, without striving for perfection, they do not want to make themselves a filigree cut to see new facets of possibilities. 16. Look at these two smiling freaks, they are your laziness and fear, they are the sixes of your egoism, while egoism submits to self-deception. Because of them, you are at the bottom of your life. Take two brass knuckles: will and courage, beat them, but kill them, I feel how you get pleasure from this, you see that you are becoming richer. Kill them because only they pull you to the bottom. 17. When the powerful bass of anger sounds, everyone is deaf in their eyes, the darkness of selfishness, and their eyes reflect drama, and maybe tragedy, but later comes realization along with crying laughter of regret. 18. Potential is a lunar eclipse when it overshadows all envious shadows. 19. Looking like a lot of playful toys called chattering teeth in the basement of mankind's thinking, this place is the abode of envy. 20. History hides the sins of selfishness under new theories. 21. Time accumulates ghosts Time accumulates ghosts, over time they can become so many that they will become a separate people and the living and the dead will live together as one people. 22. Faithful loving girls are the most gorgeous and luxurious they are priceless. 23. Psychology is stereotyped Psychology thinks very stereotypically, you cannot fully rely on it, since it is almost impossible to calculate the code of behavior or the pattern of its actions. Since a person is unpredictable even for himself. 24. Compliment girls more often Compliments are like an erotic massage of the soul and nerves for a girl. 25. A creative person, be it a singer, actor, artist, musician, dancer, etc., is a star who illuminates and warms the souls of the whole world with his amazing talent. But then star fever begins, that is, the star's creative crisis, her fame dies and she turns into a black hole of scandalous vanity, which sucks in all the attention of the surrounding worlds. 1. There are two types of optimism: selfish (the main thing is that I feel good) and spiritualized (wise with life experience) Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. David Beckham:

    Every father wants to be loving to their children and thats whatI see with him. i like to feel that I still impress my kids all the time... Weve always said that this is not a vanity project for us.This is a legacy.

  3. Alice Thomas Ellis:

    Those who live on vanity must, not unreasonably, expect to die of mortification.

  4. Ivanka Trump:

    I believe my father, I know my father. Soon after, Handler took to Twitter to share an image from a 1996 photo shoot for Vanity Fair that shows her sitting on her father’s lap, caressing his face and staring at him at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Ivanka Trump at the 2018 Winter Olympics. ( Reuters).

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Media-pawn or cat reviews the literary tycoon or tiger's level of all dimensions of its vision to surpass it since it shows a trend of media self-vanity. However, at that point, it fails to qualify as standard as a literary tycoon's depth of insight.

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