1. [ adjective ] characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
Synonyms: self-conceited egotistic egotistical swollen swollen-headed conceited

"a conceited fool" "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance" "an egotistical disregard of others" "swollen by victory" "vain about her clothes"

Related terms: proud
2. [ adjective ] unproductive of success
Synonyms: fruitless futile sleeveless bootless

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

Related terms: unproductive
Similar spelling:   van