Definitions for vaingloryˈveɪnˌglɔr i, -ˌgloʊr i, veɪnˈglɔr i, -ˈgloʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vain•glo•ryˈveɪnˌglɔr i, -ˌgloʊr i, veɪnˈglɔr i, -ˈgloʊr i(n.)

  1. excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.

  2. empty pomp or show.

Origin of vainglory:

1250–1300; trans. of ML vāna glōria

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boastfulness, vainglory(noun)

    outspoken conceit


  1. vainglory(Noun)

    Excessive vanity.

  2. vainglory(Noun)

    Boastful, unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.

  3. vainglory(Noun)

    Vain, ostentatious display.

  4. vainglory(Noun)

    A regarding of oneself with undue favor

  5. Origin: From waynglori, from vaine glorie, from vana gloria, from vana + gloria, apparently modelled after similar terms in languages. Compare and idelgielp.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vainglory(noun)

    excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness


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