vanity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “vanity” in the English Dictionary

"vanity" in British English

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uk   /ˈvæn.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/

vanity noun (SELFISH)

C2 [U] disapproving the ​fact that you are too ​interested in ​yourappearance or ​achievements: He ​wants the ​jobpurely for ​reasons of vanity and ​ambition.

vanity noun (FURNITURE)

[C] US (UK dressing table) a ​piece of ​bedroomfurniture like a ​table with a ​mirror and ​drawers [C] US (UK vanity unit) a ​smallcupboard that ​stands on the ​floor in a ​bathroom and has a washbasin (= a ​fixed bowl-shaped ​container for ​water) in the ​top
(Definition of vanity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vanitynoun [U]

 us   /ˈvæn·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​personalcharacteristic of being too ​proud of and ​interested in yourself, esp. in ​yourappearance or ​achievements
(Definition of vanity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vanity”
in Arabic غُرور…
in Korean 허영심…
in Portuguese vaidade…
in Catalan vanitat…
in Japanese うぬぼれ, 虚栄…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自负, 虚荣…
in Turkish kendini beğenmişlik, kibir, gurur…
in Russian тщеславие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自負, 虛榮…
in Italian vanità…
in Polish próżność…
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