vainglory
noun Date: 13th century 1. excessive or ostentatious pride especially in one's achievements 2. vain display or show ; vanity

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  • Vainglory — Vain glo ry, n. [Vain + glory.] Excessive vanity excited by one s own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness. [1913 Webster] He had nothing of vainglory. Bacon. [1913 Webster] The man s undone forever; for if… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vainglory — index bombast, jactation, pride, rodomontade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vainglory — c.1300, worthless glory, waynglori, from O.Fr. vaine glorie, from M.L. vana gloria (see VAIN (Cf. vain) + GLORY (Cf. glory)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vainglory — *pride, vanity Analogous words: pomp, *display, parade: flaunting, parading, exhibition (see corresponding verbs at SHOW): rhapsody, rodomontade, rant, *bombast …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • vainglory — [n] pride arrogance, big headedness*, boastfulness, bragging, cockiness*, conceit, condescension, egoism, egotism, haughtiness, huff, overconfidence, patronage, presumption, pretension, self importance, smugness, snobbery, strutting, swagger,… …   New thesaurus

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

  • vainglory — [vān′glôr΄ē, vān glôr′ē] n. [ME vainglorie < OFr vaine gloire < L vana gloria, empty boasting: see VAIN & GLORY] 1. extreme self pride and boastfulness; excessive and ostentatious vanity 2. vain show or empty pomp SYN. PRIDE …   English World dictionary

  • vainglory — /vayn glawr ee, glohr ee, vayn glawr ee, glohr ee/, n. 1. excessive elation or pride over one s own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity. 2. empty pomp or show. [1250 1300; ME vainglorie, trans. of ML vana gloria; see VAIN, GLORY] Syn.… …   Universalium

  • vainglory — noun a) Excessive vanity. b) Boastful, unwarranted pride in ones accomplishments or qualities …   Wiktionary

  • vainglory — Synonyms and related words: amour propre, arrogance, autoeroticism, boastfulness, bombast, complacency, consequentiality, ego trip, egoism, egotism, exhibition, flaunting, haughtiness, narcism, narcissism, overproudness, overweening pride, pride …   Moby Thesaurus

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