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vainglorious

[veyn-glawr-ee-uh s, -glohr-] /veɪnˈglɔr i əs, -ˈgloʊr-/
adjective
1.
filled with or given to vainglory:
a vainglorious actor.
2.
characterized by, showing, or proceeding from vainglory:
a vainglorious estimate of one's ability.
Origin of vainglorious
1470-1480
1470-80; vainglory + -ous
Related forms
vaingloriously, adverb
vaingloriousness, noun
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vainglorious

/ˌveɪnˈɡlɔːrɪəs/
adjective
1.
boastful or vain; ostentatious
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Word Origin and History for vainglorious
adj.

late 15c., from vainglory + -ous. Related: Vaingloriously; vaingloriousness.

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