Noun Vainglory Definition and Examples


Noun:

Vainglory

Pronunciation:

/veɪnˈɡlɔːri/

Definition:
1.

noun

Excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements; excessive vanity.
  1. 'She was ambitious to the point of vainglory.'
  2. 'True revolution is not about glamour, vainglory, or self-promotion.'
  3. 'At the age of seventeen, brimming with optimism and ruled by vainglory, Victor leaves his native Switzerland to attend college.'
((n.) Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.)



Examples:

His vainglory put the Republic at risk.

Origin:
Middle English: suggested by Old French vaine gloire, Latin vana gloria.

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