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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. vain: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. vain: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. vain: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. vain: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. vain: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. Vain, vain: Wordnik [home, info]
  7. vain: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. VAIN, vain: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. vain: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. vain: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. vain: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. vain: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. vain: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. vain: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. vain: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. vain: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  17. Vain (band), Vain (horse), Vain: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Vain: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. vain: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. vain: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. vain: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. vain: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. vain: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  24. vain: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. vain: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. vain: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. vain: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. Vain: The Word Detective [home, info]
  29. vain: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  30. vain: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. vain: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. vain: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. vain: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. vain: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]
  2. VAIN: Acronym Finder [home, info]
  3. vain: Idioms [home, info]

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adjective:  unproductive of success ("A vain attempt")
adjective:  characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance ("Vain about her clothes")

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Phrases that include vain:   in vain, took name in vain, blame the vain, it was not in vain, jane vain and the dark matter, more...

Words similar to vain:   conceited, fruitless, futile, bootless, egotistic, egotistical, self-conceited, sleeveless, swollen, swollen-headed, vainly, vainness, idle, narcissistic, useless, worthless, more...

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