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VAIN, adjective [Latin vanus; Eng. wan, wane, want.]
1. Empty; worthless; having no substance, value or importance. 1 Peter 1:18.
To your vain answer will you have recourse.
Every man walketh in a vain show. Psalms 39:6.
Why do the people imagine a vain thing? Psalms 2:1.
2. Fruitless; ineffectual. All attempts, all efforts were vain
VAIN is the force of man.
3. Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; elated with a high opinion of one's own accomplishments, or with things more showy than valuable; conceited.
The minstrels play'd on every side, vain of their art -
4. Empty; unreal; as a vain chimers.
5. Showy; ostentatious.
Load some vain church with old theatric state.
6. Light; inconstant; worthless. Proverbs 12:11.
7. Empty; unsatisfying. The pleasures of life are vain
8. False; deceitful; not genuine; spurious. James 1:26.
9. Not effectual; having no efficacy
Bring no more vain oblations. Isaiah 1:13.
In vain to no purpose; without effect; ineffectual.
In vain they do worship me. Matthew 15:9.
To take the name of God in vain to use the name of God with levity or profaneness.
VAINGLO'RIOUS, adjective [vain and glorious.]
1. Vain to excess of one's own achievements; elated beyond due measure; boastful.
2. Boastful; proceeding from vanity.
Arrogant and vainglorious expression.
VAINGLO'RIOUSLY, adverb With empty pride.
VAINGLO'RY, noun [vain and glory.] Exclusive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind.
He hath nothing of vainglory
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory Philippians 2:3.
1. Without effect; to no purpose; ineffectually; in vain.
In weak complaints you vainly waste your breath.
2. Boastingly; with vaunting; proudly; arrogantly.
Humility teaches us not to think vainly nor vauntingly of ourselves.
3. Idly; foolishly.
Nor vainly hope to be invulnerable.
1. The state of being vain; inefficacy; ineffectualness; as the vainness of efforts.
2. Empty pride; vanity.