Definition of vanity in English:


Line breaks: van¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˈvanɪti

noun (plural vanities)

  • 3North American A dressing table.
    More example sentences
    • Upon examining the rest of the drawers, she realized it was more of a vanity than a desk.
    • She pictured it the way she remembered it: light purple walls with a dark purple carpet, white wicker furniture and a small vanity in the corner.
    • The room was like some sort of ritzy hotel, complete with a dresser, a vanity, and a four-poster bed.


Middle English: from Old French vanite, from Latin vanitas, from vanus 'empty' (see vain).

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