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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: vanité, from Latin vanitas, from vanus; VAIN

vanity

noun
     
van‧i‧ty plural vanities
1 [uncountable] too much pride in yourself, so that you are always thinking about yourself and your appearance:
Sabrina had none of the vanity so often associated with beautiful women.
2 [countable] also vanity table a dressing table
3

the vanity of something

literary the lack of importance of something compared to other things that are much more important

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