Main definitions of vaingloriously in US English:

: vaingloriously1vaingloriously2

vaingloriously1

adverb

literary
  • See vainglory

    • ‘She always has that vaingloriously blasé look on her face.’
    • ‘If the city only thinks of its own image, it is actually behaving vaingloriously.’
    • ‘He is given the part of Pyramus, though he vaingloriously longs to play all the parts.’
    • ‘There are always men like him, eager vaingloriously to display their would-be-insuperable power.’
    • ‘A small bird trills its song, vaingloriously trying to compete with the thundering waters below.’

Pronunciation

vaingloriously

/ˌvānˈɡlôrēəslē//ˌveɪnˈɡlɔriəsli/

Main definitions of vaingloriously in US English:

: vaingloriously1vaingloriously2

vaingloriously2

adverb

literary
  • See vainglory

    • ‘In some situations it makes good sense, at least in the short term, to use violence and to behave selfishly, fearfully or vaingloriously.’
    • ‘But are they really any more vaingloriously ambitious than those constructed by the landed aristocracy of the 18th century, Victorian mill-owners, or Citizen Kane himself?’
    • ‘If the city only thinks of its own image, it is actually behaving vaingloriously.’
    • ‘He vaingloriously longs to play all the parts.’
    • ‘Each week another dire e-commerce venture sinks vaingloriously beneath the mire.’

Pronunciation

vaingloriously

/ˌvānˈɡlôrēəslē/