vainglory


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vainglory \Vain`glo"ry\, n. [Vain + glory.]
   Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty
   pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.
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         He had nothing of vainglory.             --Bacon.
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         The man's undone forever; for if Hector break not his
         neck i' the combat, he'll break't himself in vainglory.
                                                  --Shak.
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