That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.
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.
Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanitynoun
feelings of excessive pride
the quality of being valueless or futile
"he rejected the vanities of the world"
conceit, conceitedness, vanitynoun
the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
dressing table, dresser, vanity, toilet tablenoun
low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
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Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.
The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
I have always found that angels have the vanity to speak of themselves as the only wise.
We should all have the freedom to die with majesty in an unworthy life which was subjected to sin and vanity.
One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to habit, and mean actions to fear.
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- vanitatCatalan, Valencian
- ješitnost, marnivost, domýšlivost, jalovostCzech
- mõttetus, tühisus, edevusEstonian
- tyhjyys, turhamaisuus, turhuusFinnish
- uaill, dìomhanas, faoineasScottish Gaelic
- önteltség, hiúság, üresség, hiábavalóság, haszontalanságHungarian
- սնափառություն, ունայնությունArmenian
- mândrie, îngâmfare, vanitateRomanian
- суета́, тщесла́виеRussian
- sujeta, slavoljublje, visokoumljeSerbo-Croatian
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