Definition of vaingloriousness in English:

vaingloriousness

Pronunciation /ˌvānˈɡlôrēəsnəs/ /ˌveɪnˈɡlɔriəsnəs/

noun

literary

See vainglorious

‘Although they realized his vaingloriousness after the war, it came too late in the day to save the president's skin.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘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.’

noun

literary

See vainglorious

‘In court papers and interviews, the two lawyers have further accused each other of vaingloriousness.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘There's a vague radical unease about the vaingloriousness and opulence of it all.’
  • ‘It was an unspoken protest against vaingloriousness.’