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Another word for vain

  1. Lacking value, use, or substance

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  3. Unduly preoccupied with one's own appearance

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Another word for vain

  1. Possessing unwarranted self-esteem

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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