Definitions for vainness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vainveɪn(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. excessively proud of or concerned about one's own appearance, qualities, achievements, etc.

  2. proceeding from or showing personal vanity.

  3. futile:

    vain efforts.

  4. without real significance.

  5. Archaic. senseless or foolish.

Idioms for vain:

  1. in vain, without effect or avail; to no purpose. in an improper or irreverent manner:

    to take God's name in vain.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of vain:

1250–1300; < OF < L vānus empty, vain

vain′ness(n.)

Wiktionary

  1. vainness(Noun)

    The property of being vain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vainness(noun)

    the quality or state of being vain

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