vainglorious


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vain·glo·ri·ous

 (vān-glôr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Excessively proud of oneself.
2. Characterized by or exhibiting vainglory: vainglorious boasting.

vain·glo′ri·ous·ly adv.
vain·glo′ri·ous·ness n.

vainglorious

(ˌveɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs)
adj
boastful or vain; ostentatious

vain•glo•ri•ous

(veɪnˈglɔr i əs, -ˈgloʊr-)

adj.
1. filled with or given to vainglory.
2. characterized by, showing, or proceeding from vainglory.
[1470–80]
vain•glo′ri•ous•ly, adv.
vain•glo′ri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vainglorious - feeling self-importancevainglorious - feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

vainglorious

adjective
Translations
chvástavýzpupný
turhamainenturhantärkeä

vainglorious

[veɪnˈglɔːrɪəs] ADJvanaglorioso

vainglorious

adj (old) persondünkelhaft; talkprahlerisch, ruhmredig (old liter); spectaclepompös
References in classic literature ?
The only emotions aroused in Noel Vanstone's mind by a perusal of the letter were a hearty admiration of his friend's idea, and a vainglorious anxiety to claim the credit to himself of being the person who carried it out.
Hubble, who were surpassingly conceited and vainglorious in being members of so distinguished a procession.
Ascertain cautiously what thy office may be worth; and if it will allow thee to give liveries to thy servants, give them respectable and serviceable, rather than showy and gay ones, and divide them between thy servants and the poor; that is to say, if thou canst clothe six pages, clothe three and three poor men, and thus thou wilt have pages for heaven and pages for earth; the vainglorious never think of this new mode of giving liveries.
If, on the one hand, it should be observed that the expenses incurred in the prosecution of the ambitious enterprises and vainglorious pursuits of a monarchy are not a proper standard by which to judge of those which might be necessary in a republic, it ought, on the other hand, to be remarked that there should be as great a disproportion between the profusion and extravagance of a wealthy kingdom in its domestic administration, and the frugality and economy which in that particular become the modest simplicity of republican government.
And at the very moment of that vainglorious thought, a qualm came over me, a horrid nausea and the most deadly shuddering.
Vainglorious as he was, Porthos could not afford to have a baldric wholly of gold, but had at least half.
They came in vaunting and vainglorious style; displaying five Cheyenne scalps, the trophies of their vengeance.
He was an active, irritable, fuming, vainglorious little man, and elevated in his own opinion, by being the proxy of Mr.
And the consciousness that the insult was not yet avenged, that his rancor was still unspent, weighed on his heart and poisoned the artificial tranquillity which he managed to obtain in Turkey by means of restless, plodding, and rather vainglorious and ambitious activity.
There had been no sound of attack--none of the hideous war-cries or vainglorious waving of menacing spears that ordinarily marks the attack of savages--just a silent messenger of death from out of the silent forest.
He was silent for a minute, casting about for the least vainglorious way in which to express himself.
The party stood for a moment exchanging vainglorious remarks with Devil's Row.