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Vanity

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(1):

(n.) An inflation of mind upon slight grounds; empty pride inspired by an overweening conceit of one's personal attainments or decorations; an excessive desire for notice or approval; pride; ostentation; conceit.

(2):

(n.) One of the established characters in the old moralities and puppet shows. See Morality, n., 5.

(3):

(n.) That which is vain; anything empty, visionary, unreal, or unsubstantial; fruitless desire or effort; trifling labor productive of no good; empty pleasure; vain pursuit; idle show; unsubstantial enjoyment.

(4):

(n.) The quality or state of being vain; want of substance to satisfy desire; emptiness; unsubstantialness; unrealness; falsity.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Vanity'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/v/vanity.html. 1828.

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