vainglory


vainglory

noun

  1. excessive elation or pride over one’s own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.
  2. empty pomp or show.

noun

  1. boastfulness or vanity
  2. ostentation
n.

c.1300, “worthless glory,” waynglori, from Old French vaine glorie, from Medieval Latin vana gloria (see vain + glory (n.)).

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