vainglorious

  • 1Vainglorious — 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

  • 2vainglorious — index grandiose, inflated (bombastic), orgulous, orotund, pretentious (pompous), proud (conce …

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  • 3vainglorious — late 15c., from VAINGLORY (Cf. vainglory) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Vaingloriously; vaingloriousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4vainglorious — 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) …

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  • 5vainglorious — [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… …

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  • 6vainglorious — [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 …

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  • 7vainglorious — 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… …

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  • 8vainglorious — [[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] …

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  • 9vainglorious — vainglory ► NOUN literary ▪ excessive vanity. DERIVATIVES vainglorious adjective vaingloriously adverb …

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  • 10vainglorious — adjective Date: 15th century marked by vainglory ; boastful • vaingloriously adverb • vaingloriousness noun …

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  • 11vainglorious — adjective /ˌveɪnˈɡlɔː.ɹi.əs/ With excessive vanity or unwarranted pride. See Also: vainglory …

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  • 12vainglorious — Synonyms and related words: Gascon, boastful, boasting, braggart, bragging, complacent, conceited, consequential, disdainful, fanfaron, fanfaronading, gasconading, insolent, narcissan, narcissine, narcissistic, narcistic, overproud, overweening,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13vainglorious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. vain, proud, boastful. See vanity, boasting. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. vain, proud, pompous; see egotistic 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. proud, boasting, vain, singing one s own praises,… …

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  • 14vainglorious — vain|glo|ri|ous [veınˈglo:riəs] adj literary too proud of your own abilities, importance etc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15vainglorious — vain|glo|ri|ous [ veın glɔriəs ] adjective LITERARY extremely proud in a way that other people dislike or think is stupid …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16vainglorious — see GLORY …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17vainglorious — adj. boastful, haughty, conceited …

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  • 18vainglorious — adjective literary too proud of your own abilities, importance etc vaingloriously adverb vainglory noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19vainglorious — adj conceited, haughty, proud, boastful, Scot. vaunty, arrogant, braggart. See vain(def. 2) …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20vainglorious — UK [ˌveɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs] / US [veɪnˈɡlɔrɪəs] adjective literary extremely proud in a way that other people dislike or think is stupid …

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