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Definition 1: characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for vain in the sense of this definition

(vain is similar to ...) feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride

"proud parents" "a proud moment" "proud to serve his country" "a proud name" "proud princes"

Definition 2: unproductive of success - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fruitless search
  • futile years after her artistic peak
  • a sleeveless errand
  • a vain attempt

Synonyms for vain in the sense of this definition

(vain is similar to ...) not producing or capable of producing

"elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"

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