conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain(adj)
characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
"a conceited fool"; "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance"; "an egotistical disregard of others"; "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty"; "growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes"
bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vain(adj)
unproductive of success
"a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
vain(adjective)overly proud of oneself, especially when concerning appearance
vain(adjective)having very little substance
vain(adjective)effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.
Compare synonyms for UTILITY.
abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vapid, visionary, worthless
adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Dictionary of English Synonymes
conceited, vain-glorious, inflated, overweening, ostentatious, high, self-sufficient, flushed, opinionated, self-satisfied, self-confident, self-admiring, self-opinioned, self-flattering, high-flown, puffed up, wise in one's own conceit
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- va, vanitósCatalan, Valencian
- eitel, unnützlichGerman
- vano, vanidoso, vacuoSpanish
- turha, turhamainen, tyhjäFinnish
- vain, frivole, futileFrench
- faoin, sgòideil, uaibhreach, mòr à(s), sgòideasach, uailleachScottish Gaelic
- גאוותן, חסר תועלתHebrew
- ունայն, դատարկ, սնապարծArmenian
- vanesio, vanitoso, vanoItalian
- tevergeefs, ijdel, nutteloosDutch
- vazio, vaidosoPortuguese
- тщеславный, показной, бесплодный, суетный, тщетный, напрасный, пустойRussian
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