listen to the pronunciation of vain
English - Turkish
{s} beyhude
{s} faydasız
{s} nafile

Biz beş dakika kapıyı çaldık, ama nafile. - We knocked at the door for five minutes, but in vain.

O bütün gece çalışmayı denedi, ama nafile. - He tried to study all night, but in vain.

{s} kendini beğenmiş

Kendini diğerleriyle karşılaştırırsan, kendini beğenmiş ya da umudu kırık olabilirsin; her zaman için kendinden daha büyük ya da daha küçük insanlar olacaktır. - If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

{s} about/of ile çok övünen
{s} anlamsız
{s} boş

Ben onunla boşuna dost kalmaya çalıştım. - I tried to keep in with her in vain.

John sorunu çözmek için boşuna uğraştı. - John tried in vain to solve the problem.

{s} kibirli

Sence Tom kibirli mi? - Do you think Tom is vain?


Dick o problemi çözmek için boşuna çalıştı. - Dick tried in vain to solve that problem.

Ben onunla boşuna dost kalmaya çalıştım. - I tried to keep in with her in vain.

{s} kendi görünüşünü çok beğenen; kibirli, kendini beğenmiş, mağrur
{s} boş, nafile: a vain hope boş umut
özünü beğenmiş
{s} gururlu
{s} abes

Onun boş gururu cumhuriyeti tehlikeye attı. - His vainglory put the Republic at risk.

in vain

Tüm çabalarımız boşunaydı. - All our efforts were in vain.

Ben onunla boşuna dost kalmaya çalıştım. - I tried to keep in with her in vain.

vain hope
(deyim) boş hayal
vain hope
(deyim) boş ümit
vain of
-ile çok övünen
vain of
ile böbürlenen
vain of
le böbürlenen
vain hope
boşuna umut
vain of
in boşuna
vain about
… ile çok övünen
vain of
-le böbürlenen
vain promise
boş söz
ruin oneself in vain
kendini harap etmek
beyhude yere
wait in vain
in vain
boş yere

Ben onu bir daha sigara içmemesi için boş yere ikna etmeye çalıştım. - I tried in vain to persuade him not to smoke any more.

Karısını mutlu etmeye çalıştı fakat boş yere. - He tried to make his wife happy, but in vain.

adopting a vain conceited posture
Bir boşuna kibirli duruşu benimseyen
as vain as a peacock
ekin iti gibi (kibirli, burnu havada)
conceited, vain, vainglorious
Kibirli, mağrur mağrur
futilely, in vain
futilely, boşuna
try in vain
die in vain
pisi pisine ölmek
died in vain
pisi pisine gitti
died in vain
pisi pisine öldü
{i} gurur
{i} kibir
{i} boşunalık
waste time in vain
boşa zaman harcamak
English - English
having very little substance
overly proud of oneself, especially when concerning appearance

Every writer is a narcissist. This does not mean that he is vain; it only means that he is hopelessly self-absorbed.

effecting no purpose; pointless, futile

It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer.

{a} conceited, proud, fruitless, ineffectual
Vanity; emptiness; now used only in the phrase in vain
unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"
Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated
Destitute of forge or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt
If you describe a hope that something will happen as a vain hope, you mean that there is no chance of it happening. He married his fourth wife, Susan, in the vain hope that she would improve his health. + vainly vain·ly He then set out for Virginia for what he vainly hoped would be a peaceful retirement
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 = fruitless + vainly vain·ly He hunted vainly through his pockets for a piece of paper
{s} conceited, proud, egotistical; worthless, futile; without meaning or significance
If you do something in vain, you do not succeed in achieving what you intend. He stopped at the door, waiting in vain for her to acknowledge his presence
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 more swollen-headed and arbitrary"; "vain about her clothes"
disapproval If you describe someone as vain, you are critical of their extreme pride in their own beauty, intelligence, or other good qualities. I think he is shallow, vain and untrustworthy
pointless, futile
Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying
Showy; ostentatious
If you say that something such as someone's death, suffering, or effort was in vain, you mean that it was useless because it did not achieve anything. He wants the world to know his son did not die in vain
vain endeavors
useless efforts, attempt that produces no results
vain hope
false hope, dream that has no hope of being fulfilled, illusion
vain idea
futile idea, idea that cannot be put to successful use
vain promises
assurance which can not be depended on, deceit
Richard of York gave battle in vain
A mnemonic phrase to help remember the order of the seven colours of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
in vain
Without success; ending in failure

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain.

in vain
In a disrespectful manner, especially when concerning religion

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.

In a vain manner; to no avail
{a} without effect, proudly, foolsihly
{n} the state of being vain, vanity
his efforts were in vain
he did not succeed, he failed, his efforts were pointless
in vain
to no avail; "he looked for her in vain"; "the city fathers tried vainly to find a solution"
in vain
all for nothing
take a name in vain
use a name disrespectfully or without proper reason, use a name in a situation where it is not warranted (usually God's name)
take in vain
use a name, such as God, without proper respect
In a vain manner; in vain
In a vain manner;to no avail
in a vain manner; futilely, uselessly; conceitedly
to no avail; "he looked for her in vain"; "the city fathers tried vainly to find a solution
to no avail; "he looked for her in vain"; "the city fathers tried vainly to find a solution"
The quality or state of being vain
{i} absence of worth or meaning; conceit; futility
The property of being vain
waited in vain
waited for nothing, waited but did not receive any results
was in vain
was useless, failed utterly