Synonyms of vain


1. conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain, proud (vs. humble)

usage: 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"

2. bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vain, unproductive (vs. productive)

usage: unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"

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