From Middle English waynglori (“worthless glory”), from Old French vaine glorie, from Medieval Latin vāna glōria, from Latin vāna (“empty, groundless, boastful”) + glōria (“fame, ambition, boasting”), apparently modelled after similar terms in Germanic languages. Compare Old English īdel wuldor (“vain glory”) and īdelġielp (“vainglory”).
- Hyphenation: vain‧glo‧ry
- Excessive vanity.
- Boastful, unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
- Vain, ostentatious display.
- A regarding of oneself with undue favor.
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