vainglory


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vain·glo·ry

 (vān′glôr′ē, vān-glôr′ē)
n.
1. Excessive or unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
2. Vain, ostentatious display: "a narcissistic chaser of vainglory" (Jonathan Miles).

[Middle English vein glory, from Old French vaine gloire, from Latin vāna glōria, empty pride : vāna, feminine of vānus, empty; see vain + glōria, glory, pride.]

vainglory

(ˌveɪnˈɡlɔːrɪ)
n
1. boastfulness or vanity
2. ostentation

vain•glo•ry

(ˈveɪnˌglɔr i, -ˌgloʊr i, veɪnˈglɔr i, -ˈgloʊr i)

n.
1. excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.
2. empty pomp or show.
[1250–1300; translation of Medieval Latin vāna glōria]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vainglory - outspoken conceitvainglory - outspoken conceit      
conceitedness, vanity, conceit - the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride

vainglory

noun
A regarding of oneself with undue favor:
Slang: ego trip.
Translations
beképzeltségelbizakodott gőghencegéskérkedés

vainglory

[veɪnˈglɔːrɪ] Nvanagloria f

vainglory

n (old)Prahlerei f, → Selbstverherrlichung f; (= characteristic)Dünkel m; (of appearance)Pomp m
References in classic literature ?
From some casual sentences that he overheard, he perceived that it was something from which the old man promised himself much satisfaction, and to which he attached a little vainglory but which he wished to keep a secret; so he suffered him to spin out his petty plans unmolested.
You know, Gilbert, we folk on this side of Four Winds have an old saying--`From the conceit of the Elliotts, the pride of the MacAllisters, and the vainglory of the Crawfords, good Lord deliver us.
I hear mass every day; I share my substance with the poor, making no display of good works, lest I let hypocrisy and vainglory, those enemies that subtly take possession of the most watchful heart, find an entrance into mine.
It teaches us a lesson of humility, by impressing us with the imperfection of human powers, and by warning us of the many weak points where we are open to the attack of the great enemy of our race; it proves to us that we are in danger of being weak, when our vanity would fain soothe us into the belief that we arc most strong; it forcibly points out to us the vainglory of intellect, and shows us the vast difference between a saving faith and the corollaries of a philosophical theology; and it teaches us to reduce our self-examination to the test of good works.
This was the Lord de Vere, who, when at home, was said to spend much of his time in the burial vault of his dead progenitors, rummaging their mouldy coffins in search of all the earthly pride and vainglory that was hidden among bones and dust; so that, besides his own share, he had the collected haughtiness of his whole line of ancestry.
Nothing was easier than to deceive him; but don't imagine I deceived him from the vainglory of a mere sinner.
All Michael's very vanity and vainglory made him rush out at once; he would have walked into Dublin Castle for a lady's glove.
Well," says Watt, "it's to be hoped they line out of their prayer- books a certain passage for the common people about pride and vainglory.
Without any attempt at vainglory, one can safely say that Baptist High School, Saki has come a long way, sometimes ailing, sometimes taking unsteady steps, but most of the time preserving.
Nawaz Sharif is simply indulging in vainglory when he says that 'if terrorism is rearing its head again and unemployment is increasing today, it is the outcome of the July 28 judgment which created chaos in the country.
Very skillfully, using a technique resembling a mixed genre of cynical romance novel weaving in and out of the macabre, Grundvig introduces characters in "Erecting the Monolith," builds his case in "The Cult of Vainglory," and treats us to exposure of the horrific problem of "Cracks in the Monolith.
While the phone felt relatively smooth during day-to-day performance, heavier games such as Vainglory also had no difficulty running for prolonged periods, without any dropped frames.