Vain vs. Vainglorious

Vain vs. Vainglorious — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Vain and Vainglorious

Vainadjective

Not yielding the desired outcome; fruitless

a vain attempt.

Vaingloriousadjective

Excessively proud of oneself.

Vainadjective

Lacking substance or worth

vain talk.

Vaingloriousadjective

Characterized by or exhibiting vainglory

vainglorious boasting.

Vainadjective

Having or showing excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceited.

Vaingloriousadjective

With excessive vanity or unwarranted pride.

Vainadjective

(Archaic) Foolish.

Vaingloriousadjective

feeling self-importance;

too big for his britcheshad a swelled headhe was swelled with pride

Vainadjective

Overly proud of oneself, especially concerning appearance; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason.

Vainadjective

Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.

Vainadjective

Effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.

vain toil;a vain attempt

Vainadjective

Showy; ostentatious.

Vainadjective

characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance;

a conceited foolan attitude of self-conceited arrogancean egotistical disregard of othersso swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal dutygrowing ever more swollen-headed and arbitraryvain about her clothes

Vainadjective

unproductive of success;

a fruitless searchfutile years after her artistic peaka sleeveless erranda vain attempt