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Another word for vainness

  1. The condition or quality of being useless or ineffective

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  2. A regarding of oneself with undue favor

      1. An act, experience, or course of behavior that gratifies the ego.
      2. Self-aggrandizement; an act undertaken to increase one's own power and influence or to draw attention to one's own importance.
      3. (Slang) A trip, or experience, that gratifies or indulges the ego
      1. Worthlessness, pointlessness, or futility:
      2. (Short for) vanity case
      3. Excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceit.
      1. Vain, ostentatious display:
      2. Vain show or empty pomp
      3. Excessive or unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
      1. Pleasure or satisfaction taken in an achievement, possession, or association:
      2. A flamboyant or impressive group:
      3. Delight or satisfaction in one's own or another's achievements, in associations, etc.
      1. (Psychoanalysis) Arrest at or regression to the first stage of libidinal development, in which the self is an object of erotic pleasure
      2. Erotic pleasure derived from contemplation or admiration of one's own body or self, especially as a fixation on or a regression to an infantile stage of development.
      3. Excessive interest in one's own appearance, comfort, importance, abilities, etc.
      1. Constant, excessive reference to oneself in speaking or writing
      2. An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit.
      3. Conceit or vanity
      1. Egotism; conceit
      2. The belief that self-interest provides the proper basis for moral behavior.
      3. (Ethics) The doctrine that self-interest is the proper goal of all human actions
      1. In psychoanalysis, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality.
      2. (Psychoanalysis) That part of the psyche which experiences the external world, or reality, through the senses, organizes the thought processes rationally, and governs action: it mediates between the impulses of the id, the demands of the environment, and the standards of the superego
      3. Appropriate pride in oneself; self-esteem.
      1. A flight of imagination; fancy
      2. A fanciful or witty expression or notion; often, specif., a striking and elaborate metaphor, sometimes one regarded, esp. formerly, as strained and arbitrary
      3. (--- Obsolete) The result of intellectual activity; a thought or an opinion.
      1. Self-regard, self-esteem.
      2. Alternative form of amour propre.
      3. Respect for oneself; self-esteem.
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