noun vain·glo·ry \ˈvān-ˌglr-ē, ˌvān-ˈ\

Definition of VAINGLORY

:  excessive or ostentatious pride especially in one's achievements
:  vain display or show :  vanity

Examples of VAINGLORY

  1. <the vainglory that nations have historically shown after they have achieved military supremacy>

First Known Use of VAINGLORY

13th century


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