adjective, vain·er, vain·est.
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Idioms for vain
- without effect or avail; to no purpose: lives lost in vain; to apologize in vain.
- in an improper or irreverent manner: to take God's name in vain.
Origin of vain
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Example sentences from the Web for vainest
Milwaukee came in among the top 40 vainest365体育投注网站 cities in the country, while Pittsburgh ranked half as vain.|The Daily Beast|February 3, 2011
He affected primitive simplicity, yet was one of the vainest of men.|E. Edwards
The vainest of the vain, irritable to madness by their disasters, the Parisians are in no humour to welcome strangers.|Henry Labouchre
The celebrity of M. de Chateaubriand, the vainest of mortals, was on the wane.|Various
It is the vainest of all inquiries from such a foregone conclusion.|Matthew Henry Habershon
It would be the vainest of vain desires were I so foolish as to wish that it should be so.|George Scott Railton
British Dictionary definitions for vainest
- to use the name of someone, esp God, without due respect or reverence
- jocular to mention someone's name
Derived forms of vainvainly, adverbvainness, noun
Word Origin for vain
Idioms and Phrases with vainest
see in vain; take someone's name in vain.