vainglorious

[veyn-glawr-ee-uh s, -glohr-]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. vagus pulse,
  2. vahana,
  3. vahine,
  4. vail,
  5. vain,
  6. vaingloriously,
  7. vainglory,
  8. vainly,
  9. vair,
  10. vaisheshika

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

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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