1. vain

adjective. ['ˈveɪn'] characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance.


  • egotistic
  • swollen-headed
  • self-conceited
  • swollen
  • proud
  • egotistical


  • creative
  • fertile
  • profitable
  • effective

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Rhymes with Vain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane
  • mcquain

How do you pronounce vain?

Pronounce vain as veɪn.

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Sentences with vain

1. Noun, singular or mass
The hard work you put in to lose the extra pounds isn't in vain.

Quotes about vain

1. During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.
- Mika Waltari

2. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
- W. Somerset Maugham

3. In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
- Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

2. vain

adjective. ['ˈveɪn'] unproductive of success.


  • sleeveless
  • fruitless
  • bootless
  • unproductive


  • unselfish
  • modest
  • unimpressive
  • useful