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Vain

Pronunciation: vān
invain.
a.1.Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.
Every man walketh in a vain show.
- Ps. xxxix. 6.
Let no man deceive you with vain words.
- Eph. v. 6.
Vain pomp, and glory of this world, I hate ye!
- Shak.
Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy.
- Milton.
2.Destitute of force or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.
Bring no more vain oblations.
- Isa. i. 13.
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.
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren?
- James ii. 20 (Rev. Ver.).
4.Showy; ostentatious.
n.1.Vanity; emptiness; - now used only in the phrase
For vain
See In vain.
In vain
to no purpose; without effect; ineffectually.
- Shak.
To take the name of God in vain
to use the name of God with levity or profaneness.
- Milton.
Adj.1.vain - 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"
2.vain - unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
Gascon, absurd, airy, arrogant, asinine, barren, baseless, boastful, boasting, bootlessly, braggart, bragging, catchpenny, cocky, complacent, conceited, consequential, counterproductive, coxcombical, dandyish, delusive, delusory, doomed, effete, egocentric, egoistic, egotistical, etiolated, fanfaron, fanfaronading, fatuitous, fatuous, feckless, flimsy, foolish, foppish, foredoomed, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, fruitlessly, futilely, gasconading, groundless, haughty, hollow, ill-founded, improperly, in vain, inadequate, inane, ineffective, inefficacious, inoperative, invalid, light, misleading, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic, narcistic, nugacious, nugatory, of no force, otiose, overproud, overweening, paltry, petty, profitless, proud, puny, self-admiring, self-advertising, self-applauding, self-approving, self-assuming, self-complacent, self-conceited, self-congratulating, self-congratulatory, self-content, self-contented, self-delighting, self-endeared, self-esteeming, self-flattering, self-glorious, self-gratulating, self-gratulatory, self-important, self-lauding, self-loving, self-respecting, self-satisfied, self-sufficient, self-vaunting, shallow, silly, slender, slight, smug, sterile, stuck-up, superficial, thrasonic, thrasonical, trifling, trite, unavailable, unbased, unfounded, ungrounded, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, unsuccessfully, unsupportable, unsupported, unsustainable, unsustained, untenable, unwarranted, vacuous, vainglorious, vainly, vaporing, vaunting, void, windy, without basis, without foundation, worthless
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