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synonyms for vainglory

  • arrogance
  • boastfulness
  • bragging
  • cockiness
  • conceit
  • condescension
  • egoism
  • egotism
  • haughtiness
  • huff
  • overconfidence
  • patronage
  • presumption
  • pretension
  • self-importance
  • smugness
  • snobbery
  • swagger
  • vanity
  • big-headedness
  • strutting
  • swelled head
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antonyms for vainglory

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  • humility
  • meekness
  • modesty
  • truth
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How to use vainglory in a sentence

Suspicion and vainglory, as Ronald Grigor Suny shows, were present from the start in Stalin’s approach to politics.
DID STALIN’S RISE TO POWER FORETELL THE BUTCHERY THAT CAME NEXT?ROBERT SERVICEOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Vainglory is not nearly so bad in a private person or even in an official as it is in a minister.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
To desire vainglory is to desire lies, because when one person praises another he tells lies.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
France, by vainglory and the old literary pretensions of Anjou, had also a balancing claim upon Italy.
THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY, VOL. 1 (2 VOLS)THOMAS DE QUINCEY
A contemptuous designation, expressive of the combination of folly and vainglory.
THE HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION OF RELIGION IN SCOTLANDJOHN KNOX
I wish you well, for a pride founded on self-respect is pleasing in mine eyes; but take heed lest pride degenerate into vainglory.
AN EGYPTIAN PRINCESS, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
Will not that inflame our pride, and increase our natural vainglory?
SERMONS PREACHED AT BRIGHTONFREDERICK W. ROBERTSON
Think on his pride and vainglory, whilk Scripture says shall be brocht low.
THE BLACK DOUGLASS. R. CROCKETT
We thought of it all as our duty toward life; there was no wish for vainglory—no longing for riches.
I WALKED IN ARDENJACK CRAWFORD
Now and then without vainglory I can say I know their hearts; but Madame penetrates to and holds commune with their souls.
SIMON THE JESTERWILLIAM J. LOCKE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO VAINGLORY

  • amour-propre
  • arrogance
  • complacence
  • complacency
  • consequence
  • immodesty
  • narcissism
  • outrecuidance
  • pomposity
  • pride
  • self-admiration
  • self-conceit
  • self-exaltation
  • self-importance
  • self-love
  • self-regard
  • smugness
  • snottiness
  • stuffiness
  • swagger
  • swelled head
  • vainglory
  • vainness
  • vanity
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