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Definition of vanity:

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

Synonyms:

vacuum, self-opinion, actor's assistant, bureau, self-assumption, chest of drawers, dressing table, unprofitableness, uselessness, swelled head, self-importance, conceitedness, fruitlessness, chest, Amour Propre, dinner table, dresser, dining table, modesty, conceit, ego, arrogance, complacency, coffee table, void, snobbery, used, thrive, display, self-esteem, self-assertion, dinette set, narcism, card table, ego trip, countertop, pridefulness, diffidence, breakfast bar, superiority, emptiness, self-consciousness, futility, bighead, vanity case, self-conceit, compact, vainness, self-satisfaction, vacancy, counter, vainglory, bootlessness, bench, self-love, self-confidence, dinette, self-congratulation, toilet table, unavailingness, idleness, swellheadedness, vaingloriousness, pompousness, show.

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