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vain

 
 
pronunciation:
veIn
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not leading to a desirable or lasting effect.
The climbers made a vain attempt to reach the top of Mount Everest.
antonyms:
successful
similar words:
idle
definition 2: having too much pride in one's appearance; conceited.
She is very vain about her hair.
synonyms:
conceited
antonyms:
modest
similar words:
arrogant, proud
derivations: vainly (adv.), vainness (n.)
Homophone Note
The words vain, vane, and vein sound alike but have different meanings.