- 自负的; 爱慕虚荣的 thinking too highly of one's appearance, abilities, etc.; conceited
- 徒劳的,无用的,无效的 useless or futile
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"
unproductive of success;
"a fruitless search"
"futile years after her artistic peak"
"a sleeveless errand"
"a vain attempt"
- She is vain and foolish, and yet people like her.
- She is vain of her voice.
- They endeavoured to make her happy but in vain.
- All his father's exhortations were in vain.
- We tried in vain to make him change his mind.
- The world had made him extravagant and vain.
- She is so vain that she can't pass a mirror without looking into it.
- She is one of those vain people who never take others' advice.
- I don't like a vain woman.
- He made a vain attempt to reach the drowning child.
- All my efforts were vain.
- He's very vain of his abilities.
- It is vain to resist.
- Too much praise can make a man vain.
- in vain
无效果的,无用的fruitless or uselessIt was in vain that we tried to find his mother.我们百般设法找他的母亲,但毫无结果。
- be vain about〔of〕 为…而自负
All literature, art, and science are vain..if they do not enable you to be glad.出自： J. Ruskin
It is..vain to try to be other than we are.出自： D. M. Frame
The vain attempts of feminist critics to prove there is a..'women's language'.出自：New York Review of Books