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VANITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vanity mean? 

VANITY (noun)
  The noun VANITY has 4 senses:

1. feelings of excessive pride
2. the quality of being valueless or futile
3. the trait of being unduly vain and conceited
4. low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup

  Familiarity information: VANITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VANITY (noun)


Sense 1vanity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feelings of excessive pride

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

amour propre; conceit; self-love; vanity

Hypernyms ("vanity" is a kind of...):

pride; pridefulness (a feeling of self-respect and personal worth)


Sense 2vanity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being valueless or futile

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

vanity; emptiness

Context example:

he rejected the vanities of the world

Hypernyms ("vanity" is a kind of...):

ineptitude; worthlessness (having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful)


Sense 3vanity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of being unduly vain and conceited

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

conceitedness; vanity; conceit

Hypernyms ("vanity" is a kind of...):

pride (the trait of being spurred on by a dislike of falling below your standards)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vanity"):

boastfulness; vainglory (outspoken conceit)

egotism; self-importance; swelled head (an exaggerated opinion of your own importance)

posturing (adopting a vain conceited posture)


Sense 4vanity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

dressing table; toilet table; dresser; vanity

Hypernyms ("vanity" is a kind of...):

table (a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs)


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