Monday, August 25, 2003
vainglory noun [VAYN-glor-ee; vayn-GLOR-ee] Excessive pride in one's achievements, abilities, qualities, etc.
Definitions for vainglory
- Excessive pride in one's achievements, abilities, qualities, etc.
- Vain display.
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Citations for vainglory
Spurred by the vainglory of being the first person in recent memory to catch a Solovki canal trout on a fly, I fished with newfound intensity.
As if to underscore the awkward mix of social unease and vainglory on which such claims are based, they are always delivered in the same triumphant tone: 'We have the tallest high-rise flats, the longest wall, the largest community of artists . . . in Europe.'