vainglory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English waynglori (worthless glory), from Old French vaine glorie, from Medieval Latin vana gloria, from Latin vana (empty", "groundless", "boastful) + gloria (fame", "ambition", "boasting), apparently modelled after similar terms in Germanic languages. Compare Old English īdel wuldor (vain glory) and īdelġielp (vainglory).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: vain‧glo‧ry

Noun[edit]

vainglory (plural vainglories)

  1. Excessive vanity.
  2. Boastful, unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
  3. Vain, ostentatious display.
  4. A regarding of oneself with undue favor

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