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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.]
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vainglory

(ˌveɪnˈɡlɔːrɪ)
n
1. boastfulness or vanity
2. ostentation
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vainglory - outspoken conceitvainglory - outspoken conceit      
conceitedness, vanity, conceit - the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
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vainglory

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

vainglory

[veɪnˈglɔːrɪ] Nvanagloria f
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vainglory

n (old)Prahlerei f, → Selbstverherrlichung f; (= characteristic)Dünkel m; (of appearance)Pomp m
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