Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Springing from vainglory or vanity; vain; boastful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Springing from vainglory or vanity; vain; boastful.

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Examples

  • This self-glorious pride of hers gave her for a while that zest in all the trivial common things which made her a companion so delightful to

    The Highwayman

  • It was hard for the proud, self-glorious young warrior; it was not only hard but if he took into consideration his overbearing manner toward Zashue,

    The Delight Makers

  • Satiety surfeits (Pr 25: 16); so men who are self-glorious find shame. is not glory -- "not" is supplied from the first clause, or "is grievous," in which sense a similar word is used (Pr 27: 2).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • From this place he writes to Atticus in language that seems to us self-glorious and boastful, but still has a ring of honesty about it.

    Roman life in the days of Cicero

  • Self-sufficient, assured, with scarce shyness enough for modesty, handsome and hard, she was essentially a self-glorious Philistine; nor would she be anything better till something was sent to humble her, though what spiritual engine might be equal to the task was not for man to imagine.

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • A self-glorious man is the biggest fool in the world.

    There & Back

  • He was of a spirit masterful, self-confident, and perhaps self-glorious -- but he was at the same time honest and independent.

    Rachel Ray, volume 2

  • a spirit masterful, self-confident, and perhaps self-glorious — but he was at the same time honest and independent.

    Rachel Ray

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