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Dictionary English German: vain

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ADJ   vain | vainer/more vain | vainest/most vain
SYNO   bootless | fruitless | futile ... 
vain {adj}
eitel [pej.: selbstgefällig] [auch: geh. veraltend: nichtig, vergeblich]
vain {adj}
vain {adj}
vain {adj}
vain {adj} [fruitless, useless]
fruchtlos [vergeblich, nutzlos]
vain {adj} [pointless]
vain {adj}
aufgeblasen [ugs.]
vain {adj} [conceited]
affig [ugs.] [pej.] [eitel, eingebildet]
2 Words: Others
for vain {adv} [archaic]vergebens
for vain {adv} [archaic]vergeblich
in vain {adv}sinnlos [vergeblich]
in vain {adv}umsonst [vergeblich]
in vain {adv}vergebens
in vain {adv}vergeblich
more vain {adj}eitler
most vain {adj}eitelste
2 Words: Nouns
vain affairtriviale Angelegenheit {f}
vain attemptvergeblicher Versuch {m}
vain chatter [empty talk]leeres Geschwätz {n} [ugs.] [pej.]
vain differenceunwesentlicher Unterschied {m}
vain endeavour [Br.]ergebnisloses Bemühen {n}
vain endeavour [Br.]vergebliche Mühe {f}
vain hopevergebene Hoffnung {f}
vain hopevergebliche Hoffnung {f}
vain projectaussichtsloses Projekt {n}
vain projecttörichtes Projekt {n}
vain wishvergeblicher Wunsch {m}
3 Words: Others
all in vain {adv}ganz umsonst [vergeblich]
all in vain {adv}für nichts und wieder nichts [Redewendung]
chic and vain {adj}schick und eitel
completely in vain {adv}völlig umsonst [vergebens]
completely in vain {adv}völlig vergebens
not in vain {adv} [idiom]nicht umsonst
3 Words: Verbs
mil. sports to attack sth. in vainvergeblich gegen etw. anrennen [anstürmen]
idiom to be vain of sth.sichDat. etwas auf etw. einbilden
to hope in vainvergebens hoffen
to hope in vainvergeblich hoffen
to search in vainvergebens suchen
to talk in vainin den Wind reden [Redewendung]
to talk in vainin den Wind sprechen [Redewendung]
to try in vainvergebens versuchen
to wait in vainvergebens warten
3 Words: Nouns
med. vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia <VAIN>vaginale intraepitheliale Neoplasie {f} <VAIN>
4 Words: Verbs
to be a bit vainetwas eitel sein
to stuff sb. with vain hopesjdn. mit leeren Hoffnungen speisen
to take sb.'s name in vain [idiom]über jdn. lästern
5+ Words: Others
quote Against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens. [Schiller]
as vain as a peacock {adj} [idiom]so eitel wie ein Pfau [Redewendung]
bibl. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. [the third commandment, King James Version]Du sollst den Namen des Herrn, deines Gottes, nicht missbrauchen. [das zweite Gebot nach Luther]
proverb With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.Der Dummheit ist kein Kraut gewachsen.
5+ Words: Verbs
to spend one's breath (in vain) [idiom]in den Wind reden [Redewendung]
relig. to take the Lord's name in vainden Namen des Herrn missbrauchen
bibl. to take the name of the Lord in vainden Namen Gottes eitel nennen [unnütz führen, missbrauchen]
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A 2019-01-26: Richard Lionheart also won battles in vain. Were it not for the Israelis, ...
Q 2019-01-26: Richard of York gained battles in vain. *Merkvers für Regebogenfarben*.
A 2018-10-31: Suggestion: Spiegelaffe ~ eitles Kind / Mädchen > child / girl too vain ab...
A 2017-10-18: you hope in vain
Q 2017-10-18: Your hope in vain
A 2015-03-02: ... if I got you a ticket all in vain
A 2012-02-28: I know, "vain" like in "vanity", but it's really definitely written "vane".
A 2012-02-27: Vain
A 2010-03-20: its eponymous colour http://www.onelook.com/?w=eponymous&ls=a (so I didn'...
A 2009-11-22: What health insurance companies have been preaching in vain, is a matter o...
A 2009-11-22: http://www.dict.cc/?s=in+vain
A 2009-08-18: VAIGNE could be a strange spelling of "vain" - but without context... no way.
A 2009-06-30: @ nigilmaadhust - I think you're confusing vain with vein (they are homophones)
A 2009-06-30: Vain
A 2008-11-16: Typo: in +vain+
A 2008-03-25: J'espère que Rideule ne s'est demandée en vain
A 2007-12-20: ^ typo: in vain
A 2007-12-14: aw, fudge, dont despair....I tried for hours in vain....
A 2007-10-14: but "vane" would be a vile spelling of "vain", wouldn't it?
A 2007-10-06: I tried (I have tried) in vain to get hold of you by phone

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