what is difference between emptiness and vanity
empty + -ness
emptiness (countable and uncountable, plural emptinesses)
- The state or feeling of being empty.
- Stempiens, sepiments
va(i)n + -ity, from Middle English vanite, from Old French vanité, from Latin vānitas, from vānus, whence English vain. Doublet of vanitas.
- IPA(key): /ˈvæ.nɪ.ti/
vanity (countable and uncountable, plural vanities)
- That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
- Excessive pride in or admiration of one’s own abilities, appearance or achievements.
- 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.
- A washbasin installed into a permanently fixed storage unit, used as an item of bathroom furniture.
- Emptiness. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- (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.
- See also Thesaurus:arrogance
- vanity case
- vanity item
- vanity in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- vanity in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.