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Spanish translation of “vain”

vain

adjective /vein/
having too much pride in one’s appearance, achievements etc ; conceited
vanidoso, presumido
She’s very vain about her looks.
unsuccessful
vano
He made a vain attempt to reach the drowning woman.
empty; meaningless
vano, vacío
vain threats vain promises.
vainly adverb unsuccessfully
en vano, inútilmente
He searched vainly for his car keys.
vanity /ˈvӕnəti/ noun excessive admiration of oneself; conceit
vanidad
Vanity is her chief fault.
worthlessness or pointlessness
vanidad, inutilidad
the vanity of human ambition.
in vain with no success
en vano
He tried in vain to open the locked door.
(Definition of vain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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