vainglory

Part of speech:

Vainglorious.

Part of speech: noun

Unfounded pride; vain pomp.

Part of speech: adverb

Vaingloryly.

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Usage examples "vainglory":

  1. Through no fault of their own the position was a hard one; they had boasted, and were not allowed to make good their vainglory; they had despised their adversaries, and were cooped up in a provincial town. - "The Siege of Boston", Allen French.
  2. His good opinion of himself was indeed sufficiently evident; but there was no crude vainglory. - "Lady Rose's Daughter", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. As she said, not without a touch of vainglory, one day to Nelly, How intensely eager I have made them about small things. - "The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly", Charles James Lever.