Definitions for vainveɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
excessively proud of or concerned about one's own appearance, qualities, achievements, etc.
proceeding from or showing personal vanity.
without real significance.
Archaic. senseless or foolish.
Idioms for vain:
in vain, without effect or avail; to no purpose. in an improper or irreverent manner:
to take God's name in vain.
Origin of vain:
1250–1300; < OF < L vānus empty, vain
conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed, vain(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"
bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vain(adj)
unproductive of success
"a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
not successful; = pointless
a vain attempt to do sth
too proud of your appearance or abilities
a vain woman
We tried in vain to reach him.
overly proud of oneself, especially when concerning appearance
having very little substance
effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.
having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying
destitute of forge or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt
proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated
vanity; emptiness; -- now used only in the phrase in vain
Vain was a champion Thoroughbred racehorse that dominated Australian sprint racing in the period 1968–70, when he won 12 of the 14 races he contested and ran second in the other two. He then went on to become a Leading sire in Australia. The chestnut colt was sired by the leading sire, Wilkes and his dam Elated was by the good sire Orgoglio who sired 21 stakes winners that had 37 stakes-wins. Elated was a good racemare that won 10 races, including 8 in Melbourne. Although Elated produced several foals but Vain is her only stakes winner.
Translations for vain
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
having too much pride in one's appearance, achievements etc; conceited
She's very vain about her good looks.
- مَغْرور، مَزْهوArabic
- vaidosoPortuguese (BR)
- vanidoso, presumidoSpanish
- अपनी उपलबधियों पर बहुत शान करना, बहुत दिखावा करनाHindi
- hégómlegur, sjálfumglaðurIcelandic
- 허영심(자만심)이 강한Korean
- márnivý, nafúkanýSlovak
- หยิ่ง; ทรนงThai
- kibirli, kendini beğenmişTurkish
- 自負的Chinese (Trad.)
- خود پسندUrdu
- kiêu ngạo, tự phụVietnamese
- 自负的Chinese (Simp.)
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