Vain`glo"ry (?), n. [Vain + glory.]

Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.

He had nothing of vainglory. Bacon.

The man's undone forever; for if Hector break not his neck i' the combat, he'll break't himself in vainglory. Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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