Related formsvain·glo·ri·ous·ly, adverbvain·glo·ri·ous·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for vainglorious
Yossarian's vainglorious commanders raise the number of required missions and raise them again and again.
It is vulgar and it is vainglorious and therefore entirely typical of Palin's political style.
Will Jamie Oliver succeed where the vivacious, vainglorious Gayelord failed?
Unlike most other dictators he was not vainglorious nor was he personally ambitious for power or wealth.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
Vainglorious men are the scorn of wise men, the admiration of fools, the idols of flatterers, and the slaves of their own pride.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
The mob ran swiftly, with vainglorious shouts from its leaders.The Girl in the Golden Atom|Raymond King Cummings
But neither is there any of the vainglorious boasting supposed to be characteristic of the Pharisees.Pharisaism, Its Aim And Its Method|R. Travers Herford
Writers might give the people the example, by resolutely abandoning their vainglorious hopes.Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas|Remy de Gourmont