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Vainglory definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VAINGLO'RY, n. [vain and glory.] Exclusive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind.
He hath nothing of vainglory.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory. Philippians 2.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: outspoken conceit [syn: boastfulness, vainglory]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 13th century 1. excessive or ostentatious pride especially in one's achievements 2. vain display or show ; vanity

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. literary boastfulness; extreme vanity. Derivatives: vainglorious adj. vaingloriously adv. vaingloriousness n. Etymology: ME, after OF vaine gloire, L vana gloria

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vainglory 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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

van-glo'-ri (kenodoxia): "Vainglory" is the translation of kenodoxia, "empty glory" or "pride," nearly akin to vanity in the modern sense (Php 2:3). Kenodoxos is "vainglorious" (Ga 5:26, "Let us not be desirous of vainglory," the Revised Version (British and American) "Let us not become vainglorious"). In 1 Joh 2:16 the Revised Version (British and American) has "the vainglory of life" (alazoneia tou biou) for "the pride of life"; compare Jas 4:16, "Ye glory in your vauntings" (alazoneia). Kenodoxia is translated "vainglory" (The Wisdom of Solomon 14:14, "For by the vain glory of men they (idols) entered into the world," the Revised Version (British and American) "vaingloriousless"); alazoneia occurs in The Wisdom of Solomon 5:8, translated "vaunting." "Pride is applicable to every object, good or bad, high or low, small or great; vanity is applicable only to small objects; pride is therefore good or bad; vanity is always bad; it is always emptiness or nothingness" (Crabb, English Synonymes).

W. L. Walker

Moby Thesaurus

amour-propre, arrogance, autoeroticism, boastfulness, bombast, complacency, consequentiality, ego trip, egoism, egotism, exhibition, flaunting, haughtiness, narcism, narcissism, overproudness, overweening pride, pride, self-admiration, self-advertisement, self-advertising, self-applause, self-approbation, self-complacency, self-congratulation, self-consequence, self-content, self-delight, self-endearment, self-esteem, self-glorification, self-gratulation, self-importance, self-infatuation, self-laudation, self-love, self-praise, self-respect, self-satisfaction, self-sufficiency, self-vaunting, self-worship, smugness, vaingloriousness, vainness, vanity



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