vanity noun definition in Selfish topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Selfish topic
1 [uncountable] (disapproving) too much pride in your own appearance, abilities or achievements She had no personal vanity (= about her appearance). The invitation to head the committee flattered his vanity and he agreed. No doubt the idea appealed to his vanity. 2 vanities [plural] behaviour or attitudes that show people’s vanity Politics is too often concerned only with the personal vanities of politicians.