vanity

  • 1 Vanity — Van i*ty, n.; pl. {Vanities}. [OE. vanite, vanit[ e], L. vanitas, fr. vanus empty, vain. See {Vain}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being vain; want of substance to satisfy desire; emptiness; unsubstantialness; unrealness; falsity.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Vanity — ist: der englische Begriff für Eitelkeit der Künstlername der Sängerin/Schauspielerin Denise Matthews der Name einer Pornodarstellerin, siehe Vaniity ein Begriff der Telekommunikation, siehe Vanity Rufnummer Vanity Verlag bezeichnet einen Verlag …

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  • 3 vanity — (n.) early 13c., that which is vain, futile, or worthless, from O.Fr. vanite, from L. vanitatem (nom. vanitas) emptiness, foolish pride, from vanus empty, vain, idle (see VAIN (Cf. vain)). Meaning self conceited is attested from mid 14c. Vanity… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 vanity — [van′ə tē] n. pl. vanities [ME vanite < OFr vanité < L vanitas, emptiness, worthlessness < vanus, vain: see WANT] 1. any thing or act that is vain, futile, idle, or worthless 2. the quality or fact of being vain, or worthless; futility 3 …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 vanity — index jactation, pride Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 vanity — *pride, vainglory Analogous words: self esteem, self love, *conceit, egotism, egoism, amour propre: complacency, self complacency, self satisfaction, smugness, priggishness (see corresponding adjectives at COMPLACENT): show, ostentation, pretense …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 vanity — [n] conceit, egotism affectation, airs, arrogance, big headedness*, conceitedness, display, ego trip*, narcissism, ostentation, pretension, pride, self admiration, self love, self worship, show*, showing off*, smugness, vainglory; concept 410 Ant …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 vanity — ► NOUN (pl. vanities) 1) excessive pride in or admiration of one s own appearance or achievements. 2) the quality of being worthless or futile. ORIGIN Latin vanitas, from vanus empty, without substance …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Vanity 6 — Infobox musical artist Name = Vanity 6 Img capt = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Origin = Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. Genre = R B, funk, soul, new wave, pop, rock Occupation = Band Years active = 1981 1983 Label = Warner… …

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  • 10 Vanity — In conventional parlance, vanity is the excessive belief in one s own abilities or attractiveness to others. In many religions vanity is considered a form of self idolatry, in which one rejects God for the sake of one s own image, and thereby… …

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  • 11 vanity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Excessive pride Nouns 1. vanity, conceit, conceitedness; immodesty, self esteem, self love, self praise; complacency, smugness, amour propre, hubris; ego trip. See boasting, selfishness. 2. [false] pride …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 Vanity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Vanity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 vanity vanity Sgm: N 1 conceit conceit conceitedness Sgm: N 1 self conceit self conceit self complacency self confidence self sufficiency self esteem self love self approba …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 vanity — vanitied, adj. /van i tee/, n., pl. vanities, adj. n. 1. excessive pride in one s appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc.; character or quality of being vain; conceit: Failure to be elected was a great blow to his vanity. 2. an… …

    Universalium

  • 14 vanity — n. (pl. ies) 1 conceit and desire for admiration of one s personal attainments or attractions. 2 a futility or unsubstantiality (the vanity of human achievement). b an unreal thing. 3 ostentatious display. 4 US a dressing table. Phrases and… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 vanity — Having an excessively high opinion of one s own attainments and qualities. Aquinas makes no clear distinction between vanity and pride, but associates both with the desire for distinction and importance. According to Adam Smith, vanity is ‘always …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 16 vanity — van|i|ty [ˈvænıti] n plural vanities [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: vanité, from Latin vanitas, from vanus; VAIN] 1.) [U] too much ↑pride in yourself, so that you are always thinking about yourself and your appearance ▪ Sabrina had none… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 vanity — [[t]væ̱nɪti[/t]] vanities N UNCOUNT: also N in pl (disapproval) If you refer to someone s vanity, you are critical of them because they take great pride in their appearance or abilities. Men who use steroids are motivated by sheer vanity... With… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 vanity — van•i•ty [[t]ˈvæn ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties, adj. 1) excessive pride in oneself or one s appearance; character or quality of being vain 2) an instance of this quality or feeling 3) something about which one is vain 4) lack of real value;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 vanity — Dressing table Dressing table, n. a table, usually having a vertical back piece containing a mirror, at which a person may sit while dressing or applying makeup, and on which articles for the toilet stand. It often has drawers for toiletries,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 vanity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ human, personal ▪ female, feminine, male VERB + VANITY ▪ appeal to, flatter …

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