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Definition of Vanity

Vanity

  1. The quality or state of being vain; want of substance to satisfy desire; emptiness; unsubstantialness; unrealness; falsity.
  2. 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. 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. One of the established characters in the old moralities and puppet shows. See Morality, n., 5.
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Vanity Translations

vanity in Dutch is nietigheid, ijdelheid
vanity in German is Eitelkeit, Einbildung
vanity in Latin is irritum
vanity in Spanish is vanidad
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