What is another word for vainglorious?

351 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ve͡ɪŋɡlˈɔːɹɪəs], [ ve‍ɪŋɡlˈɔːɹɪəs], [ v_eɪ_ŋ_ɡ_l_ˈɔː_ɹ_ɪ__ə_s]

Vainglorious is an adjective that often describes someone who is excessively proud or vain. Some synonyms for the word include boastful, conceited, egotistical, narcissistic, and self-aggrandizing. These terms all suggest a person who excessively values themselves and seeks to be admired and praised by others. Other synonyms include pretentious, pompous, showy, grandiose, and ostentatious, which indicate a tendency to show off or make an extravagant display of their achievements or status. When used in a negative context, vainglorious often implies that a person's self-importance is unwarranted or excessive, and masks their insecurities or lack of true accomplishments.

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What are the hypernyms for Vainglorious?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for vainglorious?

Vainglorious is a term used to describe a person who is excessively proud or arrogant. Some of the antonyms for vainglorious include humble, modest, unassuming, meek, and self-effacing. These words are used to describe someone who does not seek attention or praise from others and prefers to stay behind the scenes. A humble person is one who is not overly proud or boastful and does not seek to draw attention to themselves. They are content with their accomplishments and do not seek to be praised for them. In contrast, someone who is vainglorious is seeking attention and accolades for their achievements. The opposite of vainglorious is someone who is modest and unassuming.

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Usage examples for Vainglorious

You see, she might be a very good woman, and yet have no sense of humor; she might be very charitable, and also a little vainglorious about it; she might have very exalted ideas of duty, and be a trifle hard on those who did not come up to her standards; but in Miss Francie's case these qualifications haven't to be put in at all.
"Prince Fortunatus"
William Black
Again it has to be asked whether this resembles more the vainglorious structure of a myth, or the course of a truthful history.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
He was the first of the long line of bishops of the capital to receive the honours of archiepiscopal rank, and, as his character, which has been sketched for us by his candid nephew, Cardinal de Retz, was at once feeble and vainglorious, it is probable that his head was a little turned.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes

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