One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Excessively proud of oneself or one's achievements; overly vain.‘this vainglorious boast of personal infallibility’
- ‘His vainglorious speech at the Oscar ceremony claimed a new dawn for British cinema.’
- ‘His fatuous smile alone would have aroused their ire before he opened his vainglorious mouth.’
- ‘The ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, warns Scrooge of his vainglorious ways.’
- ‘Like many vainglorious self-publicists, he probably thought he could charm the acid interviewer.’
- ‘His promise to the commissioner of more to come is not just a journalist's vainglorious bluster.’
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