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Another word for vain

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Adjective
  1. Having no useful result

  2. Lacking value, use, or substance

    See also:

    full

  3. Unduly preoccupied with one's own appearance

    See also:

    self-love

  4. Thinking too highly of oneself

    See also:

    self-love

Another word for vain

Modifier
  1. Possessing unwarranted self-esteem

      1. Scornfully and condescendingly proud.
      1. Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
      2. Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others:
      1. Feeling pleasurable satisfaction over an act, possession, quality, or relationship by which one measures one's stature or self-worth:
      2. Occasioning or being a reason for pride:
      3. Feeling or showing justifiable self-respect:
    See also:

    egotistic

  2. Trivial

Synonym Study

  • 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