vainglorious
adjective Date: 15th century marked by vainglory ; boastful • vaingloriously adverbvaingloriousness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vainglorious — index grandiose, inflated (bombastic), orgulous, orotund, pretentious (pompous), proud (conce …   Law dictionary

  • vainglorious — late 15c., from VAINGLORY (Cf. vainglory) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Vaingloriously; vaingloriousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • vainglorious — proud, vain (see under PRIDE n) Analogous words: arrogant, haughty, supercilious, disdainful, insolent, *proud: boasting or boastful, bragging, vaunting, gas conading (see corresponding verbs at BOAST) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • vainglorious — [adj] boastful, proud arrogant, blowing one’s own horn*, boasting, bragging, cavalier, cocky*, conceited, egotistic, egotistical, haughty, high and mighty*, high handed*, huffy*, overbearing, pompous, presumptuous, pretentious, puffed up*, self… …   New thesaurus

  • vainglorious — [vān glôr′ē əs] adj. [LME vanegloreous < ML vaniglorius: see VAINGLORY] 1. boastfully vain and proud of oneself 2. showing or characterized by boastful vanity vaingloriously adv. vaingloriousness n …   English World 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

  • vainglorious — [[t]veɪnglɔ͟ːriəs[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe someone as vainglorious, you are critical of them because they are very proud of what they have done and boast a lot about it. [LITERARY] …   English dictionary

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

  • vainglorious — adjective /ˌveɪnˈɡlɔː.ɹi.əs/ With excessive vanity or unwarranted pride. See Also: vainglory …   Wiktionary

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