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Synonyms for vanity
ˈvæn ɪ tivan·i·ty

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Wiktionary

  1. vanitynoun

    Synonyms:
    pride, egotism, conceit, narcissism

  2. vanitynoun

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

    Synonyms:
    conceit, pride, egotism, narcissism

  3. vanitynoun

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

    Synonyms:
    egotism, pride, conceit, narcissism

  4. vanitynoun

    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.

    Synonyms:
    conceit, narcissism, pride, egotism

  5. vanitynoun

    Emptiness.

    Synonyms:
    conceit, egotism, pride, narcissism

  6. vanitynoun

    Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amour propre, conceit, self-love, vanitynoun

    feelings of excessive pride

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

  2. vanity, emptinessnoun

    the quality of being valueless or futile

    "he rejected the vanities of the world"

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

  3. conceit, conceitedness, vanitynoun

    the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride

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

  4. dressing table, dresser, vanity, toilet tablenoun

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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vanitynoun

    Synonyms:
    emptiness, hollowness, worthlessness, futility, unrealness, unsubstantialness

  2. vanitynoun

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

  3. vanitynoun

    Synonyms:
    idle show, vain pursuit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. vanitynoun

    Synonyms:
    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

Nicknames

  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. George Eliot, Middlemarch, Ch 8:

    But pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.

  2. Sir Arthur Helps:

    It is better in some respects to be admired by those with whom you live, than to be loved by them. And this is not on account of any gratification of vanity, but because admiration is so much more tolerant than love.

  3. Butler:

    The truest characters of ignorance Are vanity, pride, and arrogance; As blind men use to bear their noses higher Than those that have their eyes and sight entire.

  4. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.

  5. Lawrence of Arabia, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Suppressed introductory chapter, first published 1939, Penguin edition p. 23:

    All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.


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