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Definition of Vain


  1. Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.
  2. Destitute of forge or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.
  3. Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated.
  4. Showy; ostentatious.
  5. Vanity; emptiness; -- now used only in the phrase in vain.
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Vain Translations

vain in Afrikaans is vrugteloos
vain in Dutch is vergeefs, ijdel, nutteloos
vain in Finnish is turha
vain in French is vain, vaniteux
vain in German is eitel, vergeblich, vergeblich, Eitel
vain in Italian is vano
vain in Latin is inanis, irritus, leviculus
vain in Spanish is vano