HyperDic: vain

English > 2 senses of the word vain:
ADJECTIVEallvain, conceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headedcharacteristic of false / false pride
allvain, bootless, fruitless, futile, sleevelessunproductive of success
vain > pronunciation
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English > vain: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcharacteristic of false / false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance.
Example "vain about her clothes"
Synonymsconceited, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, swollen, swollen-headed
BroaderproudFeeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth
Spanishegoísta, engreído, fatuo, presumido, presuntuoso, pretencioso, vanidoso
Catalanenvanit, fatu, presumit, presumptuós, vanitós
Nounsvanitythe trait of being unduly vain and conceited
vanitythe quality of being valueless or futile
vanityfeelings of excessive pride
English > vain: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningunproductive of success.
Example "a vain attempt"
Synonymsbootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless
Broaderunproductivenot producing or capable of producing
Spanishincapaz, ineficaz, inepto, inútil, vano
Catalanincapaç, ineficaç, inepte, infructuós, inútil, va
Adverbsvainlyto no avail

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