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- vanity: see vain
- vanity (n.)
- c. 1200, "that which is vain, futile, or worthless," from Old French vanite "self-conceit; futility; lack of resolve" (12c.), from Latin vanitatem (nominative vanitas) "emptiness, aimlessness; falsity," figuratively "vainglory, foolish pride," from vanus "empty, vain, idle" (see vain). Meaning "self-conceited" in English is attested from mid-14c. Vanity table is attested from 1936. Vanity Fair is from "Pilgrim's Progress" (1678).
- 1. Frank Deford is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine.
- 2. Men who use steroids are motivated by sheer vanity.
- 3. A man's vanity is actually in proportion to his ignorance.
- 4. The woman is always feeling after vanity.
- 5. His vanity increased with years.
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