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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 ?
If Teeka had not been so absorbed in her own vaingloriousness she might have noted the rustling of leaves in the tree above her--a rustling which was not caused by any movement of the wind, since there was no wind.
So I hope that, after all, there may be enough voters out there who see through the hypocrisy, perfidy and vaingloriousness of those in Congress who are putting self-interest before the needs of the country.
And query "What does this vaingloriousness down here?