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Insecure vs. Vain

Difference Between Insecure and Vain

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Insecure

Not sure or certain; doubtful
Unemployed and facing an insecure future.
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Vain

Having or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, or worth
A vain woman with a streak of snobbery
Their flattery made him vain
Jun 16, 2022

Insecure

Inadequately guarded or protected; unsafe
A shortage of military police made the air base insecure.
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Vain

Producing no result; useless
A vain attempt to tidy up the room
The vain hope of finding work
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Insecure

Not firm or fixed; unsteady
An insecure foothold.
Jun 16, 2022
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Vain

Not yielding the desired outcome; fruitless
A vain attempt.
Jun 16, 2022

Insecure

Lacking stability; troubled
An insecure relationship.
Jun 16, 2022

Vain

Lacking substance or worth
Vain talk.
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Insecure

Lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety
Had always felt insecure at parties.
Jun 16, 2022

Vain

Having or showing excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceited.
Jun 16, 2022

Insecure

Not secure.
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Vain

(Archaic) Foolish.
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Insecure

Not comfortable or confident in oneself or in certain situations.
He's a nice guy and all, but seems to be rather insecure around other people.
Imagine being so insecure that you make it against the law for folks to dislike you.
Jun 16, 2022

Vain

Overly proud of oneself, especially concerning appearance; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason.
Jun 16, 2022

Insecure

Not secure; not confident of safety or permanence; distrustful; suspicious; apprehensive of danger or loss.
With sorrow and insecure apprehensions.
Jun 16, 2022

Vain

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

Not effectually guarded, protected, or sustained; unsafe; unstable; exposed to danger or loss.
The trade with Egypt was exceedingly insecure and precarious.
Jun 16, 2022

Vain

Effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.
Vain toil
A vain attempt
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Insecure

Not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way;
The hinge is insecure
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Vain

Showy; ostentatious.
Jun 16, 2022

Insecure

Lacking in security or safety;
His fortune was increasingly insecure
An insecure future
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Vain

Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.
Every man walketh in a vain show.
Let no man deceive you with vain words.
Vain pomp, and glory of this world, I hate ye!
Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy.
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Insecure

Lacking self-confidence or assurance;
An insecure person lacking mental stability
Jun 16, 2022

Vain

Destitute of force or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.
Bring no more vain oblations.
Vain is the force of manTo crush the pillars which the pile sustain.
Jun 16, 2022

Insecure

Not safe from attack
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Vain

Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated.
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren?
The minstrels played on every side,Vain of their art.
Jun 16, 2022

Insecure

Not financially safe or secure;
A bad investment
High risk investments
Anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
Speculative business enterprises
Jun 16, 2022

Vain

Showy; ostentatious.
Load some vain church with old theatric state.
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Vain

Vanity; emptiness; - now used only in the phrase in vain.
Jun 16, 2022

Vain

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
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Vain

Unproductive of success;
A fruitless search
Futile years after her artistic peak
A sleeveless errand
A vain attempt
Jun 16, 2022

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