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2 entries found for vain.
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Main Entry: vain
Pronunciation: primarystressvamacrn
Function: adjective
1 : having no success : USELESS <a vain attempt to escape>
2 : proud of one's looks or abilities
- vain·ly adverb
- vain·ness noun
- in vain
1 : without success
2 : in an unholy way

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