vainglorious

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adjective vain·glo·ri·ous \ˌvān-ˈglȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of vainglorious

  1. :  marked by vainglory :  boastful

vaingloriously

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vaingloriousness

noun

Examples of vainglorious in a sentence

  1. <a vainglorious woman who always insists on being the center of attention>

Origin and Etymology of vainglorious

Middle English vaynegloryous, from vaynglorie vainglory + -ous -ous, after Medieval French vaneglorious and Medieval Latin vāniglōrius


First Known Use: 15th century


VAINGLORIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

vainglorious

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adjective vain·glo·ri·ous \ˌvān-ˈglȯr-ē-əs\

Definition of vainglorious for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing too much pride in your abilities or achievements



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