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
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 atop. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.
(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.
* See also
* 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
* (tendency to think of self) selfishness
* (tendency to think of self) altruism
* misanthropy (hatred of human race)