Vaingloriously
Vainglorious Vain`glo"ri*ous, a. Feeling or indicating vainglory; elated by vanity; boastful. ``Arrogant and vainglorious expression.'' --Sir M. Hale. -- {Vain`glo"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Vain`glo"ri*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • vaingloriously — vainglory ► NOUN literary ▪ excessive vanity. DERIVATIVES vainglorious adjective vaingloriously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • vaingloriously — adverb see vainglorious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vaingloriously — See vainglorious. * * * …   Universalium

  • vaingloriously — adverb in a vainglorious manner …   Wiktionary

  • vaingloriously — adverb see vainglorious …   Useful english dictionary

  • vainglorious — vaingloriously, adv. vaingloriousness, n. /vayn glawr ee euhs, glohr /, adj. 1. filled with or given to vainglory: a vainglorious actor. 2. characterized by, showing, or proceeding from vainglory: a vainglorious estimate of one s ability. [1470… …   Universalium

  • vaunt — /vɔnt / (say vawnt) verb (t) 1. to speak vaingloriously or boastfully of: *The much vaunted militancy of early trade unionism in Australia rarely was extended to protect women –anne summers, 1975. –verb (i) 2. Poetic to talk vaingloriously or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Boast — Boast, v. t. 1. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self commendation; to extol. [1913 Webster] Lest bad men should boast Their specious deeds. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To display… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To boast one's self — Boast Boast, v. t. 1. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self commendation; to extol. [1913 Webster] Lest bad men should boast Their specious deeds. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vainglorious — adjective Date: 15th century marked by vainglory ; boastful • vaingloriously adverb • vaingloriousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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