vainglorious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vain glorios, from Latin vānus (empty) + glōriōsus

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌveɪnˈɡlɔː.ɹi.əs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔːɹiəs

Adjective[edit]

vainglorious (comparative more vainglorious, superlative most vainglorious)

  1. With excessive vanity or unwarranted pride.
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 85:
      "So kindly keep the vainglorious enumeration of your pots for the benefit of those village idiots who compose your particular set of boozing companions."

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