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vanity

van·i·ty

vanity

 
 
pronunciation:
vae nih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: vanities
definition 1: an excessive admiration of oneself, esp. one's appearance; conceit; vainness.
The salesclerk flattered the customer, hoping to exploit his vanity.She wanted to swim with the others, but her vanity prevented it: she was afraid of ruining her makeup.The young man's vanity kept him from seeing his flaws.
synonyms:
conceit, narcissism, self-admiration, self-love, vainglory
antonyms:
modesty
similar words:
egotism, pride, self-conceit
definition 2: some quality, instance, or achievement about which one is conceited.
Her hair is her especial vanity.
similar words:
pride, pride and joy
definition 3: the lack of real value, usefulness, or meaning; triviality; vainness.
The radical thinkers criticized what they felt was the vanity of contemporary life.
synonyms:
emptiness, futility, triviality, vainness, worthlessness
similar words:
hollowness, idleness, inanity, unimportance
definition 4: a table or stand with a mirror for use in dressing, applying cosmetics, and the like; dressing table.
synonyms:
dressing table
definition 5: a small piece of luggage for carrying toiletries; vanity case.
synonyms:
vanity case
definition 6: a small case containing a mirror and sometimes cosmetics; compact.
synonyms:
compact