noun, plural van·i·ties.
Origin of vanity
Synonyms for vanity
Antonyms for vanity
Related Words for vanitypride, arrogance, narcissism, self-love, show, ostentation, pretension, airs, vainglory, affectation, display, conceitedness, smugness, self-worship, self-admiration
Examples from the Web for vanity
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 7, 2015
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
December 27, 2014
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Diez said he married the duchess for love, not money.Adiós to the Diva Duchess
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 20, 2014
“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’
November 20, 2014
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
October 14, 2014
Historical Examples of vanity
Her woman's vanity blossomed deliciously in the atmosphere of a man's love.Viviette
William J. Locke
And have you not before now said, that nothing is so penetrating as the eye of a lover who has vanity?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Alas, the vanity of mortal projects, even when they centre in the grave!Other Tales and Sketches
Her slips with these men wounded Shakespeare's vanity, and he persisted in underrating her.
When his vanity was injured, his blindness was almost inconceivable.
noun plural -ties
Word Origin 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).