Definition of "vain" [vain]

  • (adjective) Not yielding the desired outcome; fruitless: a vain attempt.
  • (adjective) Lacking substance or worth: vain talk.
  • (adjective) Excessively proud of one's appearance or accomplishments; conceited.
  • (adjective) Archaic Foolish.
  • (idiom) in vain To no avail; without success: Our labor was in vain.

Use "vain" in a sentence

  • "_Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for naught, and in vain_."
  • "For people that claim to know God I hope you know that taking the name of God in vain is sin."
  • "So quoting the taking of the Lord's name in vain is okay in movie reviews, but hell is off-limits."

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