What is the difference between Vain and Vein? - English Vocabulary Doubts

What is the difference between Vain and Vein?




What is the difference between Vain and Vein? :


Vain : (adjective)

(
1 ) Having too high an opinion of one’s looks, abilities, etc…

Conceited

He is a vain young aristocrat.

She is a vain of her beauty.


(
2 ) Having no value of significance

He always makes vain promises.


(
3 ) Useless or futile

He did his best in the vain hope of winning her friendship.

He made a vain attempt to steal her car.


(
4 ) With no result, uselessly

I tried in vain to sleep.

They tried in vain to discover what had happened.


(
5 ) Useless or fruitless

All our work was in vain.



Vein : (noun)

(
1 ) Any of the tubes carrying blood from all parts of the body to the heart

Royal blood ran in his vein.


(
2 ) Distinctive feature or quality

Streak

He has a vein of melancholy in his character.

Her stories revealed rich vein of humor.


(
3 ) Mood

Manner or style

She talked to me in a sad vein.

The compilations continued in the same vein.

His letter continued in this vein for ten pages.











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