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van·i·ty  audio  (vn-t) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. van·i·ties
  1. The quality or condition of being vain.
  2. Excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceit. See Synonyms at conceit.
  3. Lack of usefulness, worth, or effect; worthlessness.
    1. Something that is vain, futile, or worthless.
    2. Something about which one is vain or conceited.
  4. A vanity case.
  5. See dressing table.
  6. A bathroom cabinet that encloses a basin and its water lines and drain, usually furnished with shelves and drawers underneath for storage of toiletries.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English vanite, from Old French, from Latin vnits, from vnus, empty; see eu- in Indo-European roots


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