Part of speech:
Having no basis in law because of the lack of sound legal arguments, facts, etc. or not brought to court in good faith
Having a cavity, gap, or space within:
Having no useful result; ineffectual:
Having an unfavorable outcome:
Feeling or showing justifiable self-respect:
Full of or due to unwarranted pride and self-importance; overbearing; haughty
(Archaic) Lofty; noble
Of little or no importance; insignificant; trifling
Not important; insignificant or petty.
Relatively worthless or unimportant; trivial; insignificant
Small in size or amount.
Vain; futile; pointless
Having no occupants; not being used:
Halting a disease process
Inclined to brag; boasting
Without benefit; useless
Indulging in unrealistic fancies; visionary
Overly self-assertive or self-confident.
Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of oneself; vain.
Intended to deceive; deceptive; false
Having the nature of a delusion; false:
Stating opinion in an assertive or arrogant manner
Caring only about oneself; selfish.
(Now Rare) Frustrated; baffled; defeated
Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual:
Unavailing, futile, or invalid:
(Obs.) Ready to serve; obliging
Characterized by or given to ostentation.
Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules:
Characterized by exaggerated stateliness; pretentious, as in speech or manner; self-important
Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
Marked by an extravagant or presumptuous outward show; ostentatious:
Having little value or importance; trivial
Not availing; futile; ineffectual
Characterized by or exhibiting vainglory:
Existing only in the mind; not real; imaginary
The state or quality of being arrogant; overbearing pride.
The tendency to be self-centered, or to consider only oneself and one's own interests; selfishness
An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit.
The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.
Wanton insolence or arrogance resulting from excessive pride or from passion
(Archaic) The act or an instance of showing; an exhibition.
The quality of being pompous; ostentation; self-importance
Vain, ostentatious display:
Excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceit.
Not producing crops or fruit; having little or no vegetation
Bringing in no profit or profits:
Having no purpose or reason; pointless; to no avail:
Lacking expression; blank:
Self-centered or selfish
Alternative spelling of stuck up.
characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
Producing gas in the stomach or intestines, as certain foods
- Otiose applies to that which has no real purpose or function and is therefore useless or superfluous otiose remarks
- Empty and hollow are used of that which only appears to be genuine, sincere, worthwhile, etc. empty threats, hollow victories
- Idle refers to that which is baseless or worthless because it can never be realized idle hopes, idle talk
- Vain applies to that which has little or no real value, worth, or meaning vain studies, indulging in vain pleasures
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