vain

Part of speech: adverb

Vainly.

Part of speech: adjective

Conceited; ostentatious; showy.

Part of speech: adjective

Empty; unreal; ineffectual; fruitless.

Part of speech: noun

Vainness.

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Usage examples "vain":

  1. Each tried very hard to find something to say, but in vain. - "The Star-Gazers", George Manville Fenn.
  2. Not in vain, dearest! - "Barren Honour: A Novel", George A. Lawrence.
  3. I wonder if you'd think me vain if I asked you something that I want to know? - "Work: A Story of Experience", Louisa May Alcott.