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What does vanity mean?
Vanity is the excessive pride in oneself, usually related to appearance or accomplishments, as in Simon’s vanity wouldn’t let him purchase a more practical car.
Vanity can also refer to something a person is overly proud of, as in Lars’ only real vanity was his singing ability.
Vanity can also refer to an area with a mirror where you would groom yourself, like a dressing table or a counter and sink. A vanity can also be a place for storing grooming products, such as a shelf, cupboard, or case.
Example: That museum of vanity that he calls a house is just full of his own artwork and paintings.
Where does vanity come from?
The first records of the term vanity come from the 1200s. It ultimately comes from the Latin vānitās, which combines vān, meaning “vain,” and the Latin suffix –itās, which creates nouns that describe a condition, state, or quality.
Vanity is often considered a negative thing because someone who is vain does not often recognize their faults or focuses too much on things that aren’t considered to have lasting or serious value, such as money and beauty. Most uses of vanity are related to this idea.
The furniture or storage sense of vanity is not considered to be a negative, however. Taking care of your appearance is generally considered a good thing, as long as it’s balanced with caring about the kind of person you are and how you treat others.
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What are some other forms related to vanity?
- vanitied (adjective)
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How is vanity used in real life?
Vanity is normally used by people who are criticizing someone’s actions or appearance.
DON’T CROSS ME OR I WILL START A BAND AND WE WILL PLAY YOUR LEAST FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC AND BECOME HUGE AND THE NAME OF THE BAND WILL BE YOUR CAR’S LICENSE PLATE NUMBER AND YOU WILL LOOK LIKE YOU GOT A VANITY PLATE WITH OUR BAND’S NAME ON IT OH MY GOD YOU WILL FEEL SO STUPID 😎
— Ted Travelstead (@trumpetcake) October 18, 2019
Vanity not only distances us from God: it makes us look ridiculous.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) October 31, 2015
Can’t wait for Instagram to get rid of likes. Hoping it leads to the elimination of public vanity metrics.
Really believe it will lead to an explosion of creativity and truth
— Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) September 12, 2019
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Is vanity used correctly in the following sentence?
Michael’s vanity is his intelligence, which he shows off by explaining ordinary things in great detail.
How to use vanity in a sentence
As the high prices indicate, expect these first electric trucks to serve primarily as vanity vehicles for people who own more than one car.Five Off-Road Vehicles to Look Forward to in 2021|Wes Siler|January 1, 2021|Outside Online
Live streams are among the few remaining platforms that don’t push curation and vanity but rather thrive on the opposite—authenticity.How AOC showed politicians the power of live-streaming|matthewheimer|December 8, 2020|Fortune
The Home Depot listing says this vanity is made of particleboard with a front of natural wood, but there aren’t any details about what kind of paint and primer the manufacturer used.Why does the paint keep peeling on my bathroom vanity?|Jeanne Huber|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Follower counts are more than just a vanity metric when it comes to influencer marketing.Social Shorts: Snapchat advertiser certifications, YouTube masthead ads go full CPM, more|Ginny Marvin|November 9, 2020|Search Engine Land
You’ll finally be able to find the bottom of your vanity and maybe even locate that one earring you lost two years ago.Jewelry organizers that will completely transform your vanity|PopSci Commerce Team|October 14, 2020|Popular-Science
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
The book, surprisingly, is not the self-aggrandizing vanity trip of a preening pop star one would expect.Portrait of the Austin Mahone as a Teen Idol|William O’Connor|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
“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
Greater mischiefs happen often from folly, meanness, and vanity than from the greater sins of avarice and ambition.
I, therefore, deliver it as a maxim, that whoever desires the character of a proud man ought to conceal his vanity.
If I am proof against my own heart, in so dear a cause, shall I not be proof against the poor allurements of vanity and sense?The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
She was as incapable of jealousy as of aching vanity in the fact of a son whom the world was never permitted to forget.
Her youthful vanity had its way in a mind too speculative, intelligent, observant, merely to be shocked.