vain·ness || 'veɪnnɪs n. absence of worth or meaning; conceit; futility

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Vainness — Vain ness, n. The quality or state of being vain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vainness — is spelt with two ns …   Modern English usage

  • vainness — noun The property of being vain. His vainness resulted in his perpetual mirror staring …   Wiktionary

  • vainness — See vanity. See vanity, vainness …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • vainness — noun see vain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vainness — See vainly. * * * …   Universalium

  • vainness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The condition or quality df being useless or ineffective: bootlessness, fruitlessness, futility, unavailingness, unprofitableness, uselessness, vanity. See THRIVE, USED. 2. A regarding of oneself with undue favor:… …   English dictionary for students

  • vainness — vain·ness …   English syllables

  • vainness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being vain …   Useful english dictionary

  • vanity, vainness — Vanity means excessive pride, lofty opinion of one s abilities, appearance, dress, and achievements : His loss in the election was a blow to his vanity. Vanity also has a meaning of worthlessness, something lacking in value : He indulged in the… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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