noun, plural van·i·ties.
Origin of vanity
Examples from the Web for vanity
Vicky Ward was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair for 11 years.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In a hot-button cover story interview with Vanity Fair, Lawrence explained it best.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Diez said he married the duchess for love, not money.
“What The Little Mermaid Taught Us About Being Grown-Ups,” Vanity Fair commemorated in a GIF-laden post.When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are the guys from Vanity Fair and Time battling it out and trying to get gangster with each other?It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Men go sighing on, drinking their rivers of pleasure and climbing their mountains of vanity.The Hart and the Water-Brooks;|John R. Macduff
His sincere purpose was, he declared, “to recommend goodness and innocence,” and his obvious aversions are vanity and hypocrisy.
The pomp and vanity of dress was carried by both sexes to extravagance.The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete|Friedrich Schiller
It diverged from France to England, and for a while marked the vanity of the small advances in literature of our female coteries.The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2)|Charles Mills
No doubt you are inclined to say that all is vanity and vexation of spirit, but do not do so for He knoweth the way that we take.Putnam's Phrase Book|Edwin Hamlin Carr
British Dictionary definitions for vanity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for vanity
Word Origin and History for vanity
early 13c., "that which is vain, futile, or worthless," from Old French vanite, from Latin vanitatem (nominative vanitas) "emptiness, foolish pride," from vanus "empty, vain, idle" (see vain). Meaning "self-conceited" is attested from mid-14c. Vanity table is attested from 1936. Vanity Fair is from "Pilgrim's Progress" (1678).