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Definition of "vainglorious" []

  • Characterized by or exhibiting excessive vanity; boastful. (adjective)
  • Proceeding from vainglory. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vainglorious" in a sentence
  • "Some have suggested that it refers to vainglorious rulers like Antiochus Epiphanes who attempted to deify themselves, or to Emperor Titus, who destroyed the temple and much of Jerusalem in A.D."
  • "For instance, a key US ally such as Berlusconi, defined as "vainglorious", "indifferent to the fate of Europe" and dangerously close to Putin, of which he seems to be "the spokesperson", can be regarded as a threat equal to Ahmadinejad."
  • "What kind of vainglorious wimp allows his staff to take the blame for his own mistakes?"