vainglorious

[ veyn-glawr-ee-uh s, -glohr- ]
/ veɪnˈglɔr i əs, -ˈgloʊr- /

adjective

filled with or given to vainglory: a vainglorious actor.
characterized by, showing, or proceeding from vainglory: a vainglorious estimate of one's ability.

Origin of vainglorious

First recorded in 1470–80; vainglory + -ous
Related formsvain·glo·ri·ous·ly, adverbvain·glo·ri·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vainglorious

vainglorious

/ (ˌveɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs) /

adjective

boastful or vain; ostentatious
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Word Origin and History for vainglorious

vainglorious


adj.

late 15c., from vainglory + -ous. Related: Vaingloriously; vaingloriousness.

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