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Vain

Definition of vain:

Vainest.

part of speech: adjective

Fruitless; ineffectual; conceited; showy.

part of speech: adjective

Unsatisfying: fruitless: unreal: conceited: showy: vacant, worthless, so in B.

part of speech: adjective

Valueless; empty; trifling; as, vain words; without force or effect useless; as, rain efforts; proud of small accomplishments or of personal appearance; conceited; as, a vain person; showy: in vain, without success.

part of speech: adverb

Vainly.

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