egotistical vs vain what difference

what is difference between egotistical and vain

English

Etymology

egotistic +‎ -al.

Adjective

egotistical (comparative more egotistical, superlative most egotistical)

  1. Tending to talk excessively about oneself.
  2. Believing oneself to be better and more important than others.
  3. (nonstandard, by confusion of the similar words) Egoistical (advocating egoism).

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:arrogant

Derived terms

  • egotistically

Related terms

  • egotist
  • egotism

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • wayn (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English veyn, from Old French vain, from Latin vānus (empty).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: vān, IPA(key): /veɪn/
  • Homophones: vane, vein
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

Adjective

vain (comparative vainer or more vain, superlative vainest or most vain)

  1. Overly proud of oneself, especially concerning appearance; having a high opinion of one’s own accomplishments with slight reason.
    • 1959, Leo Rosten, The return of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
      Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.
  2. Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.
    • Let no man deceive you with vain words.
  3. Effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.
    • Vain is the force of man / To crush the pillars which the pile sustain.
  4. Showy; ostentatious.

Synonyms

  • (overly proud of oneself): conceited; puffed up; inflated
  • (pointless): pointless, futile, fruitless, ineffectual
  • See also Thesaurus:arrogant
  • See also Thesaurus:futile

Derived terms

  • in vain
  • vainness
  • vainly

Related terms

  • vanity

Translations

Further reading

  • vain in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • vain in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • vain at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Ivan, Na’vi, Vani, Vian, Vina, Viña, ivan, vina

Dalmatian

Alternative forms

  • ven

Etymology

From Latin vīnum. Compare Istriot veîn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /βeŋ/

Noun

vain m

  1. wine

Finnish

Alternative forms

  • vaan (colloquial, all senses; also has other non-colloquial meanings)

Etymology

Probably an old instructive plural of vajaa. Cognate with Estonian vaid.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑi̯n/, [ˈʋɑi̯n]
  • Rhymes: -ɑin
  • Syllabification: vain

Adverb

vain

  1. only, merely, exclusively, solely, just
  2. ever (when used with an interrogative pronoun)
    mikä vain, milloin vain (whenever)
    Synonym: tahansa
  3. An emphatic word used with the negative verb and -kö.
  4. (with a verb in imperative) go ahead, be my guest
    Synonyms: sen kuin, sen kun

Derived terms

  • kuka vain
  • mikä vain

Anagrams

  • inva-, ivan, niva, vian

French

Etymology

From Old French vain, from Latin vānus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weh₂- (empty).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɛ̃/
  • Homophones: vainc, vaincs, vains, vin, vingt, vingts, vins, vint, vînt

Adjective

vain (feminine singular vaine, masculine plural vains, feminine plural vaines)

  1. useless, ineffective, fruitless
  2. vain, shallow

Synonyms

  • inutile

Derived terms

  • en vain

Related terms

  • vanité
  • vaniteux

Further reading

  • “vain” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Norman

Etymology

From Old French vain, from Latin vānus (empty).

Adjective

vain m

  1. (Jersey) vain

Derived terms

  • vainement (vainly)

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