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Synonyms for vain

Synonyms for vain

lacking value, use, or substance

unduly preoccupied with one's own appearance

Synonyms for vain

characteristic of false pride

unproductive of success

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I began to fear the thought of being considered vain before even thinking through what it means.
A diagnosis of VAIN is typically obtained from vaginal cytology which reveals atypical or dysplastic cells.
SIDON, Lebanon: Sidon MP Bahia Hariri voiced hope that students would take their official exams without disruption this year, stressing that the effort expended by teachers and students during the academic year must not be in vain. "We wish that this [academic] year will continue normally, as it has so far," said Hariri, head of Parliament's Education Committee.
Does it mean that soldiers who die in a losing cause die in vain?
Taking the name of the Lord in vain can seem unimportant in our society, and making an effort to avoid it--compared with other evils needing attention--seems almost frivolous.
Tauseef Shaheed at their residence at Morgah along with the First Lady, Prime Minister added that the brave hero sacrificed his life in the line of duty and his sacrifice would not go in vain.
The theme of this section, Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain, is designed to offer contrasts of colours and themes in a kaleidoscope of modern life.
"I am as vain as vain can be and would totally sell my soul to the devil to be a babe for ever" - - Sex therapist Pamela Stephenson.
I am still fascinated by English men" Nancy Dell'Olio, pictured, who who says she is seeking an even more famous name than her two previous boyfriends, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Sir Trevor Nunn "Now even the Queen, while she isn't quite dropping the ends of her lines - though her grandsons do - there is a tiny bit of estuary creeping in" Actress Dame Helen Mirren on the enunciation of the Queen whom she is to play on the West End stage "I am as vain as vain can be and would totally sell my soul to the devil to be a babe for ever" Sex therapist Pamela Stephenson, wife of comedian Billy Connolly "Open this gate.
" I have been trying to get in touch with IOA official, but in vain in London but in vain," said Moraad.
Summary: Chelsea's late fightback was in vain as Aston Villa scored a stoppage-time equaliser to damage the Champions title defence still further.
She chose Vain at Newz Bar for her bash and co stars, including Ricky Whittle and Ashley Taylor Dawson, turned out to wish her well.
Layers misjudge Vain hope YOU'RE SO VAIN showed tremendous battling qualities in the opening maiden hurdle at Folkestone, getting back on top of Tequilla Bob on the run-in after looking held to score by a head.
THE recent Copenhagen summit brings to mind the first four verses of Psalm 2 - "Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?