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Adjectives (12)
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vain, sleeveless, futile, fruitless, bootless
adj. unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
swollen-headed, self-conceited, vain, swollen, egotistical, egotistic, conceited
adj. 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"
Fuzzynyms (66)
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self-centred, self-centered, egoistical, egocentric
adj. limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
cocky
adj. overly self-confident or self-assertive; "a very cocky young man"
presumptuous, assuming, assumptive
adj. excessively forward; "an assumptive person"; "on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide"; "the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants"
positive, overconfident, cocksure
adj. marked by excessive confidence; "an arrogant and cocksure materialist"; "so overconfident and impudent as to speak to the queen"; "the less he knows the more positive he gets"
self-satisfied, smug
adj. marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction; "a smug glow of self-congratulation"
uninspired
adj. having no intellectual or emotional or spiritual excitement; "the production was professional but uninspired"
uneffective, ineffectual, ineffective
adj. not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
infertile, unfertile, sterile
adj. incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"
sterile
adj. free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms; "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques"
unsuccessful, stillborn, abortive
adj. failing to accomplish an intended result; "an abortive revolt"; "a stillborn plot to assassinate the President"
childless
adj. without offspring; "in some societies a childless woman is rejected by her tribesmen"
immodest
adj. having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc; "brash immodest boasting"
self-righteous, pietistical, holier-than-thou, sanctimonious, pharisaical, pharisaic, pietistic
adj. excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"
portentous, pontifical, pompous, overblown, grandiloquent
adj. puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
snobby, snobbish, clubby, cliquish, clannish
adj. befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
unprofitable
adj. producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"
unrequited, unreciprocated, unanswered
adj. not returned in kind; "unrequited (unanswered) love"
ungratifying, unappreciated, thankless
adj. not likely to be rewarded; "grading papers is a thankless task"
self-loving, narcissistic, egotistical, egotistic
adj. characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
unsuccessful
adj. not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
empty-handed, unrewarded
adj. having acquired or gained nothing; "the returned from the negotiations empty-handed"
useless
adj. having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
unavailing, otiose, ineffectual, futile
adj. producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
worthless
adj. lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
desiccate, desiccated, arid
adj. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
Synonyms (42)
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dry
adj. lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
nonproductive
adj. not directly productive; "nonproductive labor"
self-important, chesty, arrogant
adj. having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride; "an arrogant official"; "arrogant claims"; "chesty as a peacock"
vainglorious, swelled, big
adj. feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"
uppish, too big for one's breeches, stuck-up, snot-nosed, bigheaded, snotty, snooty, persnickety
adj. (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant; "a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage; "they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety"
self-aggrandising, self-aggrandizing
adj. of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement
self-respectful, self-respecting, dignified
adj. having or showing self-esteem
swaggering, supercilious, sniffy, prideful, overbearing, lordly, imperious, haughty, disdainful
adj. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
honoured, respected, honored, illustrious, glorious
adj. having or worthy of pride; "redoubtable scholar of the Renaissance"; "born of a redoubtable family"
gratifying
adj. occasioning pride; "a gratifying (or proud) achievement"
house-proud
adj. proud of your house or its furnishings or upkeep
overproud
adj. excessively proud
proud of, pleased
adj. feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth; "proud of their child"
purse-proud
adj. proud or arrogant because of your wealth (especially in the absence of other distinction)
shabby-genteel
adj. trying to maintain dignity and self respect despite shabbiness
Antonyms (3)
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fruitful
adj. productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"
humble
adj. marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
successful
adj. having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture"
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