Associations to the word «Vain»


VAIN, adjective. Overly proud of oneself, especially concerning appearance; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason.
VAIN, adjective. Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.
VAIN, adjective. Effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.
VAIN, adjective. Showy; ostentatious.

Dictionary definition

VAIN, adjective. 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".
VAIN, adjective. Unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca