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Often used negatively to criticize excessive self-importance. SlideHis vanity prevented him from seeing others' contributions.
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Indicates the speaker's opinion; what one sees as vanity, another may not. SlideYou might call it confidence, but I see it as vanity.
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Often PersonalPlay
Usually refers to a person's self-regard rather than towards objects or possessions. SlideShe was blinded by her own vanity to wear the crown.