Vain synonyms

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Having no basis in law because of the lack of sound legal arguments, facts, etc. or not brought to court in good faith
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Having a cavity, gap, or space within:
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Having no useful result; ineffectual:
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Having an unfavorable outcome:
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Feeling or showing justifiable self-respect:
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Full of or due to unwarranted pride and self-importance; overbearing; haughty
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(Archaic) Lofty; noble
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Of little or no importance; insignificant; trifling
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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Relatively worthless or unimportant; trivial; insignificant
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Small in size or amount.
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Vain; futile; pointless
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Having no occupants; not being used:
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Ineffective; futile.
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Halting a disease process
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Inclined to brag; boasting
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Without benefit; useless
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Indulging in unrealistic fancies; visionary
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Overly self-assertive or self-confident.
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Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of oneself; vain.
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Intended to deceive; deceptive; false
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Having the nature of a delusion; false:
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Stating opinion in an assertive or arrogant manner
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Caring only about oneself; selfish.
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Bearing no fruit; barren.
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(Now Rare) Frustrated; baffled; defeated
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Destitute of hope; having no expectation of good; despairing.
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Displaying hubris (as a personality characteristic)
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Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual:
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Obsessed with one's own self image and ego.
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Unavailing, futile, or invalid:
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(Obs.) Ready to serve; obliging
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Characterized by or given to ostentation.
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Excessive; immoderate:
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Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for academic knowledge and formal rules:
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Characterized by exaggerated stateliness; pretentious, as in speech or manner; self-important
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Dealing or concerned with facts or actual occurrences; practical.
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Marked by an extravagant or presumptuous outward show; ostentatious:
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(Simile) Extremely proud.
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High-class; exclusive.
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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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Existing only in the mind; not real; imaginary
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Self-esteem
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The state or quality of being arrogant; overbearing pride.
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The tendency to be self-centered, or to consider only oneself and one's own interests; selfishness
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An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit.
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The presence of excessive gas in the digestive tract.
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The state or quality of being hollow
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Wanton insolence or arrogance resulting from excessive pride or from passion
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(Archaic) The act or an instance of showing; an exhibition.
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The quality of being pompous; ostentation; self-importance
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Vain, ostentatious display:
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Excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceit.
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Not producing crops or fruit; having little or no vegetation
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Bringing in no profit or profits:
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Having no purpose or reason; pointless; to no avail:
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Lacking expression; blank:
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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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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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characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
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Producing gas in the stomach or intestines, as certain foods
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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
Find another word for vain. In this page you can discover 85 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for vain, like: frivolous, hollow, futile, unsuccessful, proud, arrogant, haughty, trivial, unimportant, petty and insignificant.