US: /ˈveɪn/
UK: /vˈe‍ɪn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

vain /vein/
  • tính từ
    • vô hiệu, không có kết quả, vô ích
      • vain efforts: những cố gắng vô ích
    • hão, hão huyền
      • vain promises: những lời hứa hão huyền
    • rỗng, rỗng tuếch
      • vain words: những lời rỗng tuếch
    • phù phiếm
      • vain man: người phù phiếm
    • tự phụ, tự đắc
      • to be vain of: tự đắc về
    • as vain as a speacock
      • dương dương tự đắc
    • in vain
      • vô ích, không ăn thua gì, không hiệu quả
    • to protest in vain: phản kháng không hiệu quả
    • khinh thị, bất kính
      • to take someone's name in vain: nói về ai một cách khinh thị

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 that does not produce the result you want
Synonym: USELESS
She closed her eyes tightly in a vain attempt to hold back the tears. + I knocked loudly in the vain hope that someone might answer.
2 (disapproving) too proud of your own appearance, abilities or achievements
She's too vain to wear glasses.
See also - VANITY
Idioms: in vain without success: They tried in vain to persuade her to go. + She waited in vain for her son to return. + All our efforts were in vain.
more at NAME n.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 proud, conceited, haughty, arrogant, boastful, egotistical, cocky, self-important, vainglorious, narcissistic, Colloq big-headed, swell-headed, stuck-up, swollen-headed:
They are so vain that they have mirrors in every room.
2 worthless, profitless, bootless, pointless, unsuccessful, empty, futile, useless, unavailing, unproductive, fruitless, ineffective, abortive:
Peter sent Carol flowers every day in a vain attempt to win her back.
3 in vain.
(a) vainly, futilely, unsuccessfully, fruitlessly, bootlessly:
In vain, we sought the help of the police.
(b) irreverently, blasphemously, disrespectfully, improperly:
Despite his mother's admonitions, he continues to take the Lord's name in vain.

Concise English dictionary

+characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
+unproductive of success