- extreme self-pride and boastfulness; excessive and ostentatious vanity
- vain show or empty pomp
Origin of vaingloryMiddle English vainglorie ; from Old French vaine gloire ; from Classical Latin vana gloria, empty boasting: see vain and amp; glory
- Excessive or unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
- Vain, ostentatious display: “a narcissistic chaser of vainglory” (Jonathan Miles).
Origin of vaingloryMiddle English vein glory, from Old French vaine gloire, from Latin vana gl&omacron;ria, empty pride : vana, feminine of vanus, empty; see vain + gl&omacron;ria, glory, pride.
- Excessive vanity.
- Boastful, unwarranted pride in one's accomplishments or qualities.
- Vain, ostentatious display.
- A regarding of oneself with undue favor
From Middle English waynglori (“worthless glory"), from Old French vaine glorie, from Medieval Latin vana gloria, from Latin vana (“empty", "groundless", "boastful") + gloria (“fame", "ambition", "boasting"), apparently modelled after similar terms in Germanic languages. Compare Old English Ä«del wuldor (“vain glory") and Ä«delÄ¡ielp (“vainglory").