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Meaning of VAINGLORY

Pronunciation:  'veyn`glowree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  outspoken conceit
 

VAINGLORY is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: boastfulness
 
 See Also: conceit, vanity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vain`glo"ry\, n. [Vain + glory.]
Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty
pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.

      He had nothing of vainglory.             --Bacon.

      The man's undone forever; for if Hector break not his
      neck i' the combat, he'll break't himself in vainglory.
                                               --Shak.

 

 

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