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Vain vs. Pain

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Vainadjective

Overly proud of oneself, especially concerning appearance; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason.

Painnoun

An ache or bodily suffering, or an instance of this; an unpleasant sensation, resulting from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; hurt.

‘The greatest difficulty lies in treating patients with chronic pain.’; ‘I had to stop running when I started getting pains in my feet.’;

Vainadjective

Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.

Painnoun

(uncountable) The condition or fact of suffering or anguish especially mental, as opposed to pleasure; torment; distress

‘In the final analysis, pain is a fact of life.’; ‘The pain of departure was difficult to bear.’;

Vainadjective

Effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.

‘vain toil;’; ‘a vain attempt’;

Painnoun

An annoying person or thing.

‘Your mother is a right pain.’;

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Vainadjective

Showy; ostentatious.

Painnoun

Suffering inflicted as punishment or penalty.

‘You may not leave this room on pain of death.’;

Vainadjective

Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.

‘Every man walketh in a vain show.’; ‘Let no man deceive you with vain words.’; ‘Vain pomp, and glory of this world, I hate ye!’; ‘Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy.’;

Painnoun

Labour; effort; pains.

Vainadjective

Destitute of force or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.

‘Bring no more vain oblations.’; ‘Vain is the force of manTo crush the pillars which the pile sustain.’;

Painnoun

Any of various breads stuffed with a filling.

‘gammon pain; Spanish pain’;

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Vainadjective

Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated.

‘But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren?’; ‘The minstrels played on every side,Vain of their art.’;

Painverb

(transitive) To hurt; to put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture.

‘The wound pained him.’;

Vainadjective

Showy; ostentatious.

‘Load some vain church with old theatric state.’;

Painverb

(transitive) To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve.

‘It pains me to say that I must let you go.’;

Vainnoun

Vanity; emptiness; - now used only in the phrase in vain.

Painverb

To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

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Vainadjective

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’;

Painnoun

Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.

‘We will, by way of mulct or pain, lay it upon him.’; ‘Interpose, on pain of my displeasure.’; ‘None shall presume to fly, under pain of death.’;

Vainadjective

unproductive of success;

‘a fruitless search’; ‘futile years after her artistic peak’; ‘a sleeveless errand’; ‘a vain attempt’;

Painnoun

Any uneasy sensation in animal bodies, from slight uneasiness to extreme distress or torture, proceeding from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; bodily distress; bodily suffering; an ache; a smart.

Vainadjective

having or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, or worth

‘a vain woman with a streak of snobbery’; ‘their flattery made him vain’;

Painnoun

Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.

‘She bowed herself and travailed, for her pains came upon her.’;

Vainadjective

producing no result; useless

‘a vain attempt to tidy up the room’; ‘the vain hope of finding work’;

Painnoun

Uneasiness of mind; mental distress; disquietude; anxiety; grief; solicitude; anguish. Also called mental pain.

‘In rapture as in pain.’;

Vainadjective

having no likelihood of fulfilment; empty

‘a vain boast’;

Painnoun

See Pains, labor, effort.

Painverb

To inflict suffering upon as a penalty; to punish.

Painverb

To put to bodily uneasiness or anguish; to afflict with uneasy sensations of any degree of intensity; to torment; to torture; as, his dinner or his wound pained him; his stomach pained him.

‘Excess of cold, as well as heat, pains us.’;

Painverb

To render uneasy in mind; to disquiet; to distress; to grieve; as, a child's faults pain his parents.

‘I am pained at my very heart.’;

Painnoun

a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder;

‘the patient developed severe pain and distension’;

Painnoun

emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid;

‘the pain of loneliness’;

Painnoun

a somatic sensation of acute discomfort;

‘as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain’;

Painnoun

a bothersome annoying person;

‘that kid is a terrible pain’;

Painnoun

something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness;

‘washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer’; ‘a bit of a bother’; ‘he's not a friend, he's an infliction’;

Painverb

cause bodily suffering to

Painverb

cause emotional anguish or make miserable;

‘It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school’;

Painnoun

highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury

‘she's in great pain’; ‘chest pains’;

Painnoun

mental suffering or distress

‘the pain of loss’;

Painnoun

an annoying or tedious person or thing

‘she's a pain’; ‘it's not a huge problem—just a bit of a pain’;

Painnoun

great care or trouble

‘she took pains to see that everyone ate well’;

Painverb

cause mental or physical pain to

‘it pains me to say this’; ‘her legs had been paining her’;

Painverb

(of a part of the body) hurt

‘sometimes my right hand would pain’;

Pain

Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as In medical diagnosis, pain is regarded as a symptom of an underlying condition.

‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage.’;

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