vainglory

[veyn-glawr-ee, -glohr-ee, veyn-glawr-ee, -glohr-ee]
noun
1.
excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.
2.
empty pomp or show.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English vainglorie, translation of Medieval Latin vāna glōria; see vain, glory


1. See pride. 2. ostentation.


1. humility.
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vainglory (ˌveɪnˈɡlɔːrɪ)
 
n
1.  boastfulness or vanity
2.  ostentation

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vainglory
c.1300, "worthless glory," waynglori, from O.Fr. vaine glorie, from M.L. vana gloria (see vain + glory). Related: Vainglorious.
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Example sentences
Let us not be misled by vainglory into underestimating the strain it will put
  on our powers.
In performing their funerals, they show no state or vainglory.
And yet there are lots of reasons to see it as vainglory.
Many staffers, encountering him in the canteen or in early meetings, were
  surprised by his lack of bluster and vainglory.
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