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.

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Origin of vainglorious

First recorded in 1470–80; vainglory + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM vainglorious

vain·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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