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Presumptuous vs. Vain

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  • Presumptuous (adjective)

    Going beyond what is right, proper, or appropriate because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance.

  • Vain (adjective)

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

  • Vain (adjective)

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

  • Vain (adjective)

    Effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.

    "vain toil;"

    "a vain attempt"

  • Vain (adjective)

    Showy; ostentatious.

Wiktionary
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  • Presumptuous (adjective)

    (of a person or their behaviour) failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate

    "I hope I won't be considered presumptuous if I offer some advice"

  • Vain (adjective)

    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"

  • Vain (adjective)

    producing no result; useless

    "a vain attempt to tidy up the room"

    "the vain hope of finding work"

  • Vain (adjective)

    having no likelihood of fulfilment; empty

    "a vain boast"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Presumptuous (adjective)

    Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or venturesome; audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly; arrogant; insolent; as, a presumptuous commander; presumptuous conduct.

  • Presumptuous (adjective)

    Founded on presumption; as, a presumptuous idea.

  • Presumptuous (adjective)

    Done with hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of known duty; willful.

  • Vain (adjective)

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

  • Vain (adjective)

    Destitute of force or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.

  • Vain (adjective)

    Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated.

  • Vain (adjective)

    Showy; ostentatious.

  • Vain (noun)

    Vanity; emptiness; - now used only in the phrase in vain.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Presumptuous (adjective)

    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"

  • Vain (adjective)

    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"

  • Vain (adjective)

    unproductive of success;

    "a fruitless search"

    "futile years after her artistic peak"

    "a sleeveless errand"

    "a vain attempt"

Princeton's WordNet

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