Denizione di  vanity - dizionario di inglese del sito - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua vanity



vanity (plural vanities)

  1. That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
    • 1611, “Ecclesiastes 2:15-16”, in The King James Bible:
      Then I said in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me and why then was I more wise? Then I said in my heart that this is also vanity.

      For there is no more remembrance of the wise than the fool forever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.

  2. Excessive pride in or admiration of ones own abilities, appearance or achievements.
  3. 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 atop. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.
  4. Emptiness.
  5. (obsolete) Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.
    • It is a vanity to say that if two stones are dropped from a tower, the heavier will experience the greater acceleration.

Definizione italiano>inglese vanity

  excessive pride
  The quality of being valueless or futile.
  Feelings of excessive pride.
  Feelings of excessive pride.

Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

vanità |presunzione |saccenteria |fatuità |

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