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

The meaning of "Vain" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does all in vain mean?
A: It means it was all for nothing.

Here is an example

A man dies by running into a burning building to save his girlfriend, but they both end up dying in the fire then people could say ‘he died in vain’

Q: What does Why you so vain mean?
A: "Why are you so vain?" This is a question.
Reworded
"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: @carorh8: of no use, no es útil

Example sentences using "Vain"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Vain/in vain.
A:

-his efforts were in vain
-in the end it was all in vain
-he looked at me in 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 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 vain and futile and useless ?
A: They are synonyms, vain and futile can be used to describe an action, "he tried to open the door in vain/ he tried a futile attempt at opening the door"
useless can be used to directly modify a noun in a state-of-being sentence, "This car is useless!" or "This useless car can't drive very fast"

It is grammatically incorrect to say "This car is futile/vain!" or "This futile/vain car can't drive very fast."

Also, vain and futile aren't too common, they are mostly used when looking down on someone, "Your attempt is futile!" and sound a bit fantasy-like.
Q: What is the difference between vain and futile ?
A: The “futile” meaning of “vain” is most commonly used with the phrase “in vain”, which is used like an adverb.

意味は近いです。“futile”はちょっと悲観的なニュアンスがあると思います。「成功する可能性もなかった」のようなニュアンス。無意味

“They struggled in vain to free themselves.”

“They waived in vain to get their attention.”

“They struggled to free themselves but it was futile.”

“Their waves for attention were futile.”
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
vain
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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Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

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