Vanity vs Egoism - What's the difference?

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Vanity is a related term of egoism.

As nouns the difference between vanity and egoism

is that vanity is that which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit while egoism is .



(wikipedia vanity)


  • That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
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  • 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 atop. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.
  • Emptiness.
  • (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.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • To help the matter, the alchemists call in many vanities out of astrology.


    * conceit * egotism * narcissism * pride * See also

    Derived terms

    * vanity case




  • The tendency to think selfishly with exclusive self-interest in mind.
  • (ethics) The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest only.
  • (nonstandard, by confusion of the similar words) egotism
  • Synonyms

    * (tendency to think of self) selfishness


    * (tendency to think of self) altruism

    See also

    * ethnocentrism * misanthropy (hatred of human race) * narcissism