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vainglory

[ veyn-glawr-ee, -glohr-ee, veyn-glawr-ee, -glohr-ee ]
/ ˈveɪnˌglɔr i, -ˌgloʊr i, veɪnˈglɔr i, -ˈgloʊr i /
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noun

excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.
empty pomp or show.

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Origin of vainglory

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English vainglorie, vein glorie, from Old French vaine gloiri, from translation of Latin vāna glōria “empty glory”; (see vain, glory)
1. See pride.
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British Dictionary definitions for vainglory

vainglory
/ (ˌveɪnˈɡlɔːrɪ) /

noun

boastfulness or vanity
ostentation
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