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English definition of “vanity”


noun [U]     /ˈvænəti/
behaviour which shows someone is too interested in their own appearance and thinks they are very attractive Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of vanity noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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