vain - translate into Spanish with the English-Spanish dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “vain”

See all translations

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)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “vain” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More