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An example use of vain in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… wear it like it seems quite vain to be …”

meanings of vain


  1. Overly proud of oneself, especially concerning appearance; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason.
  2. Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.
  3. Effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.
  4. Showy; ostentatious.


  1. Acronym of vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia.

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