Main definitions of vaingloriousness in US English:

: vaingloriousness1vaingloriousness2

vaingloriousness1

noun

literary
  • See vainglorious

    • ‘It was an unspoken protest against vaingloriousness.’
    • ‘In court papers and interviews, the two lawyers have further accused each other of vaingloriousness.’
    • ‘I was studying the books of eloquence; for in eloquence it was my ambition to shine, all from a damnable vaingloriousness and for the satisfaction of human vanity.’
    • ‘If I may say so, lording your success over me by boasting that you told me so is truly the height of vaingloriousness, considering that when we last spoke I remember offering only encouragement.’
    • ‘There's a vague radical unease about the vaingloriousness and opulence of it all.’

Pronunciation

vaingloriousness

/ˌvānˈɡlôrēəsnəs//ˌveɪnˈɡlɔriəsnəs/

Main definitions of vaingloriousness in US English:

: vaingloriousness1vaingloriousness2

vaingloriousness2

noun

literary
  • See vainglorious

    • ‘Joseph was inexpressibly shocked to observe his son's enthusiasm as he beheld these exhibitions of heathen vaingloriousness.’
    • ‘One may detect a tone of self-righteous bigotry and decry it, as one may regret some of Paul's vaingloriousness.’
    • ‘Although they realized his vaingloriousness after the war, it came too late in the day to save the president's skin.’
    • ‘I have altogether failed to comprehend as to how undue pride or vaingloriousness could ever stand in the way of a man's faith.’
    • ‘It is inconceivable that Spenser, the 'poet loved of the poets', and the pattern of princely gentlemen, advanced this suggestion from personal vaingloriousness.’

Pronunciation

vaingloriousness

/ˌvānˈɡlôrēəsnəs//ˌveɪnˈɡlɔriəsnəs/