Definition of vainglory:
reserve, insolence, pompousness, pomposity, ego, self-opinion, pomp, ostentation, self-conceit, self-admiration, self-congratulation, amour-propre, boastfulness, ego trip, swellheadedness, pride, self-exaltation, haughtiness, egotism, superciliousness, self-assumption, swelled head, conceit, vaingloriousness, self-importance, self-esteem, presumption, bighead, complacency, self-glory, disdain, arrogance, narcissism, conceitedness, self-love, study at pride, vanity, smugness, self-complacency, self-satisfaction, vainness, pridefulness, egoism, assumption, self-respect.
Everything which they in their vainglory regard as 'beneath them' they tread into the dust- and we- you and I, all who labor with their hands in the service of the state- we, in their dull eyes, are beneath them.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- "German Culture Past and Present", Ernest Belfort Bax.
- "The Flirt", Booth Tarkington.