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Vanity vs. Sanity

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Vanitynoun

That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.

Sanitynoun

The condition of being sane.

Vanitynoun

Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.

Sanitynoun

Reasonable and rational behaviour.

Vanitynoun

A dressing table used to apply makeup, preen, and coif hair. The table is normally quite low and similar to a desk, with drawers and one or more mirrors on top. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.

Sanitynoun

The condition or quality of being sane; soundness of health of body or mind, especially of the mind; saneness.

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Vanitynoun

A washbasin installed into a permanently fixed storage unit, used as an item of bathroom furniture.

Sanitynoun

normal or sound powers of mind

Vanitynoun

Emptiness.

Sanity

Sanity (from Latin: sānitās) refers to the soundness, rationality, and health of the human mind, as opposed to insanity. A person is sane if they are rational.

Vanitynoun

(obsolete) Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.

Vanitynoun

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

‘Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.’; ‘Here I may well show the vanity of that which is reported in the story of Walsingham.’;

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Vanitynoun

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.

‘The exquisitely sensitive vanity of Garrick was galled.’;

Vanitynoun

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.

‘Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher.’; ‘Vanity possesseth many who are desirous to know the certainty of things to come.’; ‘[Sin] with vanity had filled the works of men.’; ‘Think not, when woman's transient breath is fled,That all her vanities at once are dead;Succeeding vanities she still regards.’;

Vanitynoun

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

‘You . . . take vanity the puppet's part.’;

Vanitynoun

same as dressing table.

Vanitynoun

A cabinet built around a bathroom sink, usually with a countertop and sometimes drawers.

Vanitynoun

feelings of excessive pride

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Vanitynoun

the quality of being valueless or futile;

‘he rejected the vanities of the world’;

Vanitynoun

the trait of being vain and conceited

Vanitynoun

low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup

Vanitynoun

excessive pride in or admiration of one's own appearance or achievements

‘the vanities and ambitions of politicians’; ‘it flattered his vanity to think I was in love with him’;

Vanitynoun

denoting a person or company publishing works at the author's expense

‘a vanity press’;

Vanitynoun

the quality of being worthless or futile

‘the vanity of human wishes’;

Vanitynoun

a dressing table.

Vanity

Vanity is the excessive belief in one's own abilities or attractiveness to others. Prior to the 14th century it did not have such narcissistic undertones, and merely meant futility.

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