Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Vain"

The meaning of "Vain" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Why you so vain mean?
A: "Why are you so vain?" This is a question.
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"Why are you so concerned with how other people perceive you and not the character/morals of who you are?"
Q: What does all in vain mean?
A: it means you did it for nothing. for example if you try to surprise a friend with a party for his birthday but he finds out, your efforts to keep it a secret where in vain
Q: What does vain mean?
A: Engreido
Q: What does vain mean?
A: Vain means vanity. It usually has a negative connotation.

1. She is so vain. All she cares about is her looks.

2. He is so vain. All he cares about is working out.

3. I admit it, I'm quite vain about my appearance.
Q: What does vain mean?
A: @carorh8: of no use, no es útil

Example sentences using "Vain"

Q: Please show me example sentences with in vain.
A: Typically used in a situation that is beyond hope:

"They tried in vain to save it, but it was too late."
"All of their efforts were in vain."
"They waited in vain for a response that never came."
Q: Please show me example sentences with in vain.
A: We protested, but it was in vain

He tried to quit smoking, but it was in vain.

They waited in vain for a reply.
Q: Please show me example sentences with vain .
A: If it's all in vain, then what's the point?

Geez, you're so vain.
Q: Please show me example sentences with in vain.
A: I tried in vain to finish on time. (I tried but I could not/did not finish on time.)
Q: Please show me example sentences with vain.
A: @cian__lin:
1. To hold a very high opinion of an aspect of oneself:
You are a vain man.
She was so vain that she felt no need to look in the mirror.
2. To have done something fruitlessly/achieved no results:
Did we do this all in vain?
The child tried in vain to keep up with the lesson.

Synonyms of "Vain" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between in vain and to no avail ?
A: They’re synonyms. I don’t see any difference, but maybe in certain contexts the one would sound more natural than the other.
Q: What is the difference between in vain and for naught l ?
A: In nearly all cases, they can be used interchangably. Just know that "in vain" is somewhat poetic and that "for nought" is more specific to British English. "For nothing" is more specific to American English.
Q: What is the difference between vain and fruitless and futile ?
A: I could use any of those words in those sentences, but "futile" would be the most natural choice.

"Don't bother doing such futile things"

Here are some example sentences that could use all the words you mentioned interchangeably:

"He searched (in vain)(fruitlessly)(futilely) for her. She had disappeared into the crowd."

"I struggled to reach the surface of the water, but my effort was (in vain)(fruitless)(futile)."

"As he fell, he grabbed (vainly)(fruitlessly)(futilely) at the railing and missed."

Translations of "Vain"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? vain
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? in vain
in vain
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Other questions about "Vain"

Q: You're so vain.

What does VAIN mean?
A: Superficial.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce vain.
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