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English definition of “vanity”

vanity

noun uk   /ˈvæn.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/

vanity noun (SELFISH)

C2 [U] disapproving the fact that you are too interested in your appearance or achievements: He wants the job purely for reasons of vanity and ambition.Saddening, shocking and upsettingSelfishnessInconsiderate

vanity noun (FURNITURE)

[C] US for dressing tableTables and desks [C] US for a vanity unitTables and desks
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