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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats