vaingloriousness

[ veyn-glawr-ee-uh s, -glohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF vaingloriousness
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They will put it all down to vaingloriousness and affectation.

There was no thought of vaingloriousness or of posing as the victor.

Which showed the vaingloriousness of his character, for clearly he knew nothing about Jimmy Hacker.

Why did the President put up so long with the vaingloriousness and ineffectiveness of McClellan?

With this was united a tendency at times to oscillate to the other extreme of vaingloriousness.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from vainglory + -ous. Related: Vaingloriously; vaingloriousness.

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