vain attempt

vain attempt
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  • A Vain Attempt — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda A Vain attempt Información personal Origen Suesia Información artística Género(s) Emo, Post Hardcore …   Wikipedia Español

  • vain — [veın] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin vanus empty, vain ] 1.) someone who is vain is too proud of their good looks, abilities, or position used to show disapproval = ↑conceited ▪ Men can be just as vain as women. see usage note …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vain — [ veın ] adjective * 1. ) someone who is vain is very proud and thinks they are very attractive or special: CONCEITED: He was vain about his looks, spending hours in the gym. 2. ) unsuccessful or useless: a vain attempt/bid/effort: They made a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Vain — Vain, a. [Compar. {Vainer}; superl. {Vainest}.] [F. vain, L. vanus empty, void, vain. Cf. {Vanish}, {Vanity}, {Vaunt} to boast.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying. Thy vain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vain — 01. She is a very [vain] woman who is more concerned about her appearance than anything else. 02. We worked all night in an attempt to finish on time, but it was all in [vain]. 03. I bought my ex girlfriend a huge bouquet of flowers in a [vain]… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • vain — [[t]ve͟ɪn[/t]] vainer, vainest 1) ADJ: ADJ n A vain attempt or action is one that fails to achieve what was intended. The drafting committee worked through the night in a vain attempt to finish on schedule... I was singing in a vain effort to… …   English dictionary

  • attempt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ successful ▪ abortive, botched, failed, fruitless, futile, ill fated, misguided, unsuccessful …   Collocations dictionary

  • vain */ — UK [veɪn] / US adjective Word forms vain : adjective vain comparative vainer superlative vainest 1) showing disapproval someone who is vain is very proud and thinks they are very attractive or special He was vain about his looks, spending hours… …   English dictionary

  • vain — adjective 1 someone who is vain is very proud of their good looks, abilities, or position; conceited 2 in vain without success in spite of your efforts: I tried in vain to get Sue to come with us. 3 vain attempt/hope/effort etc an attempt, hope… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • vain — adjective 1) he was vain about his looks Syn: conceited, narcissistic, self loving, in love with oneself, self admiring, self regarding, self obsessed, egocentric, egotistic, egotistical; proud, arrogant, boastful, cocky, cocksure, immodest …   Thesaurus of popular words

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