Polish English Dictionary

język polski - English

próżny in English:

1. vain vain


Fashion-conscious people are usually vain and selfish.
in vain
But, knowing precisely sadness and love and death, and that they are vain images when we observe them from the calm space where we should shut ourselves in, he kept on weeping, and desiring love, and fearing death.
I think John is quite selfish, and a little bit vain. He isn't easy to get on with.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
His vain efforts to seduce her showed he was barking up the wrong tree; she was a mother of two tots.
Give up, give up your vain pursuit!
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
We have worked hard and I would like to think that our work will not be in vain.
I think you’d have to be really vain to spend ages in a photo booth.
this vainglorious boast of personal infallibility
Dennis is very concerned about his appearance. He spends long hours shopping, trying clothes on and choosing shoes. He visits a beautician regulary and has installed huge mirrors in each room of his house. He's vain.
She was young handsome vain and giddy and completely the slave of fashion.
The finest words in the world are only vain sounds, if you cannot comprehend them.

English word "próżny"(vain) occurs in sets:

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2. vacant vacant


He was standing there with a vacant look.
There are various reasons why a house may be left vacant.
Two seats were vacant.
How about playing catch in the vacant lot near by?
Is there a vacant seat?
A vacant apartment.
The vacant lot is laid out as a park.
The vacant stare of dolls' eyes has always creeped me out.
Rooms should be left vacant by eleven a.m. on the day of departure.
The position left vacant in July has not yet been filled.
This assumes the premises were left vacant in the condition required by the lease
a vacant seat, building, room or piece of land is empty and available for someone to use:
When an apartment is for rent and no one is living there, this is an example of an apartment that would be described as vacant.
The opposite of an engaged lavatory is a vacant one.
to offer for sale with vacant possession

English word "próżny"(vacant) occurs in sets:

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3. conceited conceited


No-one in the office liked her because she came across as very conceited.
I don't want to sound conceited, but we are the experts here.
Everyone is more or less conceited.
No-one in the office liked her because she came across as very conceited. / Some teenage girls are so conceited. They sit in front of the mirror all day admiring themselves.
He is a conceited jerk.
He may have lowbrow tastes but at least he's not snooty and conceited.
Conceited people take it for granted that they are superior to others.
fred’s so conceited he’d never believe anyone would refuse him
He came across rather too self-confident and conceited
Without wishing to sound conceited, I am the best salesperson in the company.
Some teenage girls are so conceited. They sit in front of the mirror all day admiring themselves.
Noone in the office liked her because she seemd to be very conceited.
However, he is very severe to those pupils who do not want to study and dislikes those who are arrogant and conceited.
I'm afraid you are very conceited, Mark.
In the style of conceited people, he lards his sentences with ill-digested English words. A kind of failed dandy, deprived of class.

English word "próżny"(conceited) occurs in sets:

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4. smug smug


What are you looking so smug about?
smug as a fly in shit
he was feeling smug after his win.|. She deserved her promotion, but I wish she wasn't so smug about it.
And they use smug left-wing arguments about political correctness to feed their voters' sense of being looked down on.

English word "próżny"(smug) occurs in sets:

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