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Dictionary definition for: Vain

1. (s) characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance; "a conceited fool" "an attitude of self-conceited arrogance" "an egotistical disregard of others" "so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty" "growing ever mo

2. (s) unproductive of success; "a fruitless search" "futile years after her artistic peak" "a sleeveless errand" "a vain attempt"

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