Translation of "vain" - English-Spanish dictionary

vain

adjective uk /veɪn/ us /veɪn/

too interested in your own appearance and thinking you are very attractive

vanidoso, presumido

unsuccessful or of no value

vano, inútil
The doctors gave him more powerful drugs in the vain hope that he might recover.
in vain

without any success

en vano
I tried in vain to start a conversation.

(Translation of “vain” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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.

(Translation of “vain” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)