Synonyms and Antonyms of vain
- a man so vain that he spent hours admiring himself in the mirror
arrogant, bumptious, cavalier, chesty, disdainful, haughty, high-and-mighty, high-hat, huffy, lofty, lordly, masterful, pontifical, self-asserting, self-assertive, snobbish, snobby, snooty, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also toploftical), uppish, uppity
- All their efforts to escape proved vain.
in vain, no dice, not worth the candle, of no avail
- Having tired of the vain pleasures of life in the fast lane, he returned to the small town he had grown up in.
Synonym Discussion of vain
- resistance had proved so futile that surrender was the only choice left
- a vain attempt to get the car started
- fruitless efforts to obtain a lasting peace
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