Vain synonyms

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Of little weight or importance; not worth notice; slight.
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Relatively worthless or unimportant; trivial; insignificant
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Empty or worthless; not real or meaningful
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Trifling or unimportant
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Having an unfavorable outcome:
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Feeling or showing justifiable self-respect:
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Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others:
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The definition of haughty is an arrogant person.
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Of little or no importance; insignificant; trifling
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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Small in size or amount.
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Being a period of time in which there is little or no activity:
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Devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant.
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Ineffective; futile
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Failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless:
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Inclined to brag; boasting
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Without benefit; useless
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Inherently fantastic; wildly fanciful.
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(Informal) Jauntily conceited or overbearing; self-confident in an aggressive or swaggering way
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Having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc.; vain and egotistical.
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Having the nature of a delusion; false:
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Of or like dogma; doctrinal
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The definition of egocentric is self-centered and is someone who thinks only about himself or who thinks the world revolves around him.
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Bearing no fruit; barren.
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Trivial
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Having no hope; despairing:
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Displaying hubris (as a personality characteristic)
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Not effectual; not producing or not able to produce the desired effect
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Obsessed with one's own self image and ego.
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The definition of nugatory is worthless or useless.
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Offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or services; meddlesome, esp. in a highhanded or overbearing way
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Intended to attract notice.
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Excessive; immoderate:
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Being showy of one's knowledge, often in a boring manner.
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(Archaic) Characterized by pomp or stately display:
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Dogmatic; opinionated
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Claiming that or behaving as if one is important or deserving of merit when such is not the case:
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(Simile) Extremely proud.
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Pompous; snobbish; inclined to turn up one's nose
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Trivial
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Having little value or importance; trivial
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Not availing; futile; ineffectual
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Not providing satisfaction.
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Unreal; visionary
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Characterized by or exhibiting vainglory:
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Seeing or disposed to see visions
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Self-esteem
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The state or quality of being arrogant; overbearing pride.
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(Nonstandard, by confusion of the similar words) egotism
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The state of having gas, often malodorous, trapped (often released, frequently with noise) in the digestive system of a human and some other animals; wind; and when released, a flatus, a fart.
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The state or quality of being hollow
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Excessive pride, presumption or arrogance (originally toward the gods).
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Showy display, as of wealth or knowledge; pretentiousness
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The quality of being pompous; ostentation; self-importance
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Boastful, unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
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Vanity is the quality of having too much pride one's appearance or accomplishments or a bathroom cabinet that has a mirror and a sink.
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Having or showing a moderate estimation of one's own abilities, accomplishments, or value:
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Reserved; disinclined to familiar approach.
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Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation:
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Serving no useful purpose:
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Having no purpose or reason; pointless; to no avail:
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Empty of thought
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Self-centered or selfish
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Alternative spelling of big-headed.
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Alternative spelling of stuck up.
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Alternative form of swell-headed.
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Having no useful result
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That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
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Complete in every particular:
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Unduly preoccupied with one's own appearance
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Without sleeves
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Having self-conceit; vain; having a high or overweening opinion of one's own person or merits.
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Expanded by or as if by internal pressure; distended:
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characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
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Affected by gas in the intestine; likely to fart.
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Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances:
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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
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