vanity
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈvæ.nɪ.ti/
Noun

vanity

  1. That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
  2. Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.
  3. A dressing table used to apply makeup, preen, and coif hair. The table is normally quite low and similar to a desk, with drawers and one or more mirrors on top. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.
  4. A washbasin installed into a permanently fixed storage unit, used as an item of bathroom furniture.
  5. Emptiness.
  6. (obsolete) Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.
    It is a vanity to say that if two stones are dropped from a tower, the heavier will experience the greater acceleration.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      To help the matter, the alchemists call in likewise many vanities out of astrology.
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