vaunt


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vaunt

 (vônt, vŏnt)
v. vaunt·ed, vaunt·ing, vaunts
v.tr.
To speak or write about (something) in a strongly positive way; praise or boast about.
v.intr.
To speak boastfully; brag. See Synonyms at boast1.
n.
1. A boastful remark.
2. Speech of extravagant self-praise.

[Middle English vaunten, from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre, to talk frivolously, frequentative of Latin vānāre, from vānus, empty; see euə- in Indo-European roots.]

vaunt′er n.
vaunt′ing·ly adv.

vaunt

(vɔːnt)
vb
1. (tr) to describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully
2. (intr) rare or literary to use boastful language; brag
n
3. a boast
4. archaic ostentatious display
[C14: from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre to brag, from Latin vānus vain]
ˈvaunter n

vaunt

(vɔnt, vɑnt)

v.t.
1. to boast of: to vaunt one's achievements.
v.i.
2. to speak boastfully; brag.
n.
3. a boastful action or utterance.
[1350–1400; Middle English vaunten < Middle French vanter to boast < Late Latin vānitāre, derivative of Latin vānus vain]
vaunt′er, n.
vaunt′ing•ly, adv.

vaunt


Past participle: vaunted
Gerund: vaunting

Imperative
vaunt
vaunt
Present
I vaunt
you vaunt
he/she/it vaunts
we vaunt
you vaunt
they vaunt
Preterite
I vaunted
you vaunted
he/she/it vaunted
we vaunted
you vaunted
they vaunted
Present Continuous
I am vaunting
you are vaunting
he/she/it is vaunting
we are vaunting
you are vaunting
they are vaunting
Present Perfect
I have vaunted
you have vaunted
he/she/it has vaunted
we have vaunted
you have vaunted
they have vaunted
Past Continuous
I was vaunting
you were vaunting
he/she/it was vaunting
we were vaunting
you were vaunting
they were vaunting
Past Perfect
I had vaunted
you had vaunted
he/she/it had vaunted
we had vaunted
you had vaunted
they had vaunted
Future
I will vaunt
you will vaunt
he/she/it will vaunt
we will vaunt
you will vaunt
they will vaunt
Future Perfect
I will have vaunted
you will have vaunted
he/she/it will have vaunted
we will have vaunted
you will have vaunted
they will have vaunted
Future Continuous
I will be vaunting
you will be vaunting
he/she/it will be vaunting
we will be vaunting
you will be vaunting
they will be vaunting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vaunting
you have been vaunting
he/she/it has been vaunting
we have been vaunting
you have been vaunting
they have been vaunting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vaunting
you will have been vaunting
he/she/it will have been vaunting
we will have been vaunting
you will have been vaunting
they will have been vaunting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vaunting
you had been vaunting
he/she/it had been vaunting
we had been vaunting
you had been vaunting
they had been vaunting
Conditional
I would vaunt
you would vaunt
he/she/it would vaunt
we would vaunt
you would vaunt
they would vaunt
Past Conditional
I would have vaunted
you would have vaunted
he/she/it would have vaunted
we would have vaunted
you would have vaunted
they would have vaunted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vaunt - extravagant self-praisevaunt - extravagant self-praise    
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives
Verb1.vaunt - show offvaunt - show off        
puff - speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
crow, gloat, triumph - dwell on with satisfaction

vaunt

verb
To talk with excessive pride:
Informal: blow.
noun
An act of boasting:
Informal: blow.
Translations

vaunt

[vɔːnt]
A. VT (= boast of) → jactarse de, hacer alarde de; (= display) → lucir, ostentar
B. VIjactarse

vaunt

vtrühmen, preisen (geh); much-vauntedviel gepriesen; Cologne vaunts a splendid cathedralKöln kann sich eines herrlichen Doms rühmen
nLoblied nt, → Lobgesang m
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps what I am about to say may seem strange to you, who are socialists, and vaunt humanity and your duty to your neighbor, but I never seek to protect a society which does not protect me, and which I will even say, generally occupies itself about me only to injure me; and thus by giving them a low place in my esteem, and preserving a neutrality towards them, it is society and my neighbor who are indebted to me.
They bent his hands and feet well behind his back, and bound them tight with a painful bond as Ulysses had told them; then they fastened a noose about his body and strung him up from a high pillar till he was close up to the rafters, and over him did you then vaunt, O swineherd Eumaeus saying, "Melanthius, you will pass the night on a soft bed as you deserve.
Even should they vaunt Shakespeare to you, I tell you that Shakespeare is rubbish, and proper only for lampoons--Your own,
Unfortunately for the wood-chopper, notwithstanding his vaunt, he did not see this bird until it was too late to fire as it approached, and he pulled the trigger at the unlucky moment when it was darting immediately over his head.
Behold him, too fine-drawn to sweat, too pressed to vaunt the drugs in his little brass-bound box, ascending Shamlegh slope, a just man made perfect.
For she herself recounted all things to the gods fully, how that with these they would gain victory and a glorious cause to vaunt themselves.