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

Wiktionary

  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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