Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Excessively proud of oneself.
  • adjective Characterized by or exhibiting vainglory.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Filled with vainglory; glorying in excess of one's own achievements; extravagantly elated; boastful; vaunting.
  • Indicating or proceeding from vainglory; founded on excessive vanity; boastful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Feeling or indicating vainglory; elated by vanity; boastful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective With excessive vanity or unwarranted pride.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective feeling self-importance

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Some have suggested that it refers to vainglorious rulers like Antiochus Epiphanes who attempted to deify themselves, or to Emperor Titus, who destroyed the temple and much of Jerusalem in A.D.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • Some have suggested that it refers to vainglorious rulers like Antiochus Epiphanes who attempted to deify themselves, or to Emperor Titus, who destroyed the temple and much of Jerusalem in A.D.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • Some have suggested that it refers to vainglorious rulers like Antiochus Epiphanes who attempted to deify themselves, or to Emperor Titus, who destroyed the temple and much of Jerusalem in A.D.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • Some have suggested that it refers to vainglorious rulers like Antiochus Epiphanes who attempted to deify themselves, or to Emperor Titus, who destroyed the temple and much of Jerusalem in A.D.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • For instance, a key US ally such as Berlusconi, defined as "vainglorious", "indifferent to the fate of Europe" and dangerously close to Putin, of which he seems to be "the spokesperson", can be regarded as a threat equal to Ahmadinejad.

    Pepe Escobar: The Naked Emperor

  • For instance, a key US ally such as Berlusconi, defined as "vainglorious", "indifferent to the fate of Europe" and dangerously close to Putin, of which he seems to be "the spokesperson", can be regarded as a threat equal to Ahmadinejad.

    Pepe Escobar: The Naked Emperor

  • For instance, a key US ally such as Berlusconi, defined as "vainglorious", "indifferent to the fate of Europe" and dangerously close to Putin, of which he seems to be "the spokesperson", can be regarded as a threat equal to Ahmadinejad.

    Pepe Escobar: The Naked Emperor

  • For instance, a key US ally such as Berlusconi, defined as "vainglorious", "indifferent to the fate of Europe" and dangerously close to Putin, of which he seems to be "the spokesperson", can be regarded as a threat equal to Ahmadinejad.

    Pepe Escobar: The Naked Emperor

  • For instance, a key US ally such as Berlusconi, defined as "vainglorious", "indifferent to the fate of Europe" and dangerously close to Putin, of which he seems to be "the spokesperson", can be regarded as a threat equal to Ahmadinejad.

    Pepe Escobar: The Naked Emperor

  • For instance, a key US ally such as Berlusconi, defined as "vainglorious", "indifferent to the fate of Europe" and dangerously close to Putin, of which he seems to be "the spokesperson", can be regarded as a threat equal to Ahmadinejad.

    Pepe Escobar: The Naked Emperor

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  • In my opinion, a delicious word to say.

    February 20, 2007

  • Delicious indeed.

    September 2, 2008