#880. Vanity. -- N. vanity; conceit, conceitedness; self-conceit, self-complacency, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-esteem, self- love, self-approbation, self-praise, self-glorification, self-laudation, self-gratulation[obs], self-applause, self-admiration; amour propre[Fr]; selfishness &c. 943.
airs, affected manner, pretensions, mannerism; egotism; priggism[obs], priggishness; coxcombry, gaudery[obs], vainglory, elation; pride &c. 878; ostentation &c. 882; assurance &c. 885.
vox et praeterea nihil[Lat]; cheval de bataille[Fr]. coxcomb &c. 854 Sir Oracle &c. 887.
V. be vain &c. adj., be vain of; pique oneself &c. (pride) 878; lay the flattering unction to one's soul.
have too high an opinion of oneself, have an overweening opinion of oneself, have too high an opinion of one's talents; blind oneself as to one's own merit; not think small beer of oneself, not think vin ordinaire of oneself[Fr]; put oneself forward; fish for compliments; give oneself airs &c. (assume) 885; boast &c. 884.
render vain &c. adj.; inspire with vanity &c. n.; inflate, puff up, turn up, turn one's head.
Adj. vain, vain as a peacock, proud as a peacock; conceited, overweening, pert, forward;, vainglorious, high-flown; ostentatious &c. 882; puffed up, inflated, flushed.
self-satisfied, self-confident, self-sufficient, self-flattering, self-admiring, self-applauding, self-glorious, self-opinionated; entente &c. (wrongheaded) 481; wise in one's own conceit, pragmatical[obs], overwise[obs], pretentious, priggish; egotistic, egotistical; soi-disant &c. (boastful) 884[Fr]; arrogant &c. 885. unabashed, unblushing; unconstrained, unceremonious; free and easy.
Adv. vainly &c. adj.
Phr. " how we apples swim! " [Swift]; " prouder than rustling in unpaid-for silk" [Cymbeline].