The quality or state of being vain; want of substance to
satisfy desire; emptiness; unsubstantialness; unrealness; falsity.
An inflation of mind upon slight grounds; empty pride
inspired by an overweening conceit of one's personal attainments or
decorations; an excessive desire for notice or approval; pride;
That which is vain; anything empty, visionary, unreal, or
unsubstantial; fruitless desire or effort; trifling labor productive of
no good; empty pleasure; vain pursuit; idle show; unsubstantial
One of the established characters in the old moralities and
puppet shows. See Morality, n., 5.