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Synonyms for vanity
ˈvæn ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanity(noun)

    feelings of excessive pride

    narcism, toilet table, dressing table, narcissism, conceit, self-love, amour propre, conceitedness, emptiness, dresser

  2. vanity, emptiness(noun)

    the quality of being valueless or futile

    "he rejected the vanities of the world"

    dressing table, vacancy, toilet table, dresser, vacuum, conceit, self-love, amour propre, conceitedness, emptiness, void

  3. conceit, conceitedness, vanity(noun)

    the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride

    dressing table, toilet table, conceit, self-love, amour propre, conceitedness, emptiness, dresser

  4. dressing table, dresser, vanity, toilet table(noun)

    low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup

    dressing table, toilet table, dresser, self-love, chest, actor's assistant, conceit, chest of drawers, amour propre, bureau, emptiness, conceitedness


  1. vanity(noun)

    narcissism, pride, egotism, conceit

  2. vanity(noun)

    That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.

    conceit, pride, egotism, narcissism

  3. vanity(noun)

    Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.

    egotism, pride, conceit, narcissism

  4. vanity(noun)

    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 atop. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.

    conceit, narcissism, pride, egotism

  5. vanity(noun)


    conceit, egotism, pride, narcissism

  6. vanity(noun)

    Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.

    conceit, pride, egotism, narcissism

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vanity

    Egoism is giving the "I" undue supremacy in thought; egotism is giving the "I" undue prominence in speech. Egotism is sometimes used in the sense of egoism, or supreme regard for oneself. Self-assertion is the claim by word, act, or manner of what one believes to be his due; self-conceit is an overestimate of one's own powers or deserts. Conceit is a briefer expression for self-conceit, with always an offensive implication; self-conceit is ridiculous or pitiable; conceit arouses resentment. There is a worthy self-confidence which springs from consciousness of rectitude and of power equal to demands. Self-assertion at times becomes a duty; but self-conceit is always a weakness. Self-consciousness is the keeping of one's thoughts upon oneself, with the constant anxious question of what others will think. Vanity is an overweening admiration of self, craving equal admiration from others; self-consciousness is commonly painful to its possessor, vanity always a source of satisfaction, except as it fails to receive its supposed due. Self-esteem is more solid and better founded than self-conceit; but is ordinarily a weakness, and never has the worthy sense of self-confidence. Compare ASSURANCE; PRIDE.

    conceit, egoism, egotism, self-assertion, self-conceit, self-confidence, self-consciousness, self-esteem

    bashfulness, deference, diffidence, humility, modesty, self-distrust, self-forgetfulness, shyness, unobtrusiveness, unostentatiousness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vanity

    emptiness, unsubstantiality, unreality, falsity, conceit, self-sufficiency, ostentation, pride, worthlessness, triviality

    substance, solidity, substantiality, reality, truth, modesty, selfdistrust, simplicity, unostentatiousness, humility

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vanity(n.)

    emptiness, hollowness, worthlessness, futility, unrealness, unsubstantialness

  2. vanity(n.)

    conceit, conceitedness, egotism, self-conceit, self-sufficiency, petty pride

  3. vanity(n.)

    idle show, vain pursuit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vanity(n)

    unsubstantialness, unreality, inanity, delusiveness, emptiness, sham, conceit, self-admiration, egotism

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vanity":

    courtesy, comity, conceit, politeness, graceful, civility, posturing


  1. List of known nicknames for "Vanity":

    Denise Matthews, Denise Katrina Matthews, Vanity 6, Denise Matthews-Smith, D.D. Winters, Denise Sonic

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How to use vanity in a sentence?

  1. Sorin Cerin:

    We should all have the freedom to die with majesty in an unworthy life which was subjected to sin and vanity.

  2. Iris Murdoch:

    Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Lust will die from a decrease in hormones. Anger will die of maturity. Gluttony will die of disease and despair. Pride and vanity will die of loneliness. Despondency will die from being bored. Greed will die of love. Envy will die of humility. Human vices are the folly of youth. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Vanity is infantilism in a skipping rope, the main thing here is imagination. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich


    To be beneficent when we can is a duty; and besides this, there are many minds so sympathetically constituted that, without any other motive of vanity or self-interest, they find a pleasure in spreading joy around them, and can take delight in the satisfaction of others so far as it is their own work. But I maintain that in such a case an action of this kind, however proper, however amiable it may be, has nevertheless no true moral worth, but is on a level with other inclinations. ... For the maxim lacks the moral import, namely, that such actions be done from duty, not from inclination.

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