vaunted


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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.

vaunted

(ˈvɔːntɪd)
adj
praised more than deserved
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vaunted

adjective boasted about, flaunted, paraded, shown off, made much of, bragged about, crowed about, exulted in, made a display of, prated about Their much-vaunted security procedure hadn't worked.
Translations

vaunted

[ˈvɔːntɪd] ADJcacareado
much vauntedtan cacareado

vaunted

[ˈvɔːntɪd] adj
much-vaunted → tant vanté(e)

vaunted

[ˈvɔːntɪd] adj much vauntedtanto celebrato/a
References in classic literature ?
His vaunted industry is but a vanity and of no effect, since he never gets home with anything he starts with.
As to connexion, there Emma was perfectly easy; persuaded, that after all his own vaunted claims and disdain of Harriet, he had done nothing.
As for the roof he vaunted, he might have found THAT shutting out the sky in a new way--to wit, for ever, from the eyes of the bodies into which its lead was fired, out of the barrels of a hundred thousand muskets.
I knew at once that they were speaking of Don Gaspar Gregorio, whose comeliness surpasses the most highly vaunted beauty.
A great boaster was he withal, and to-day he strutted about on one of these corner stages, and vaunted of his prowess, and offered to crack any man's crown for a shilling.
If you will forgive me for saying so, it is the second time you have vaunted the attractions of England at the expense of the delight which all experience who live in France.
He appears, moreover, to have had no great opinion, from the first, of the persons embarked with him - He had stood by with surly contempt while they vaunted so bravely to Mr.
When Captain Hagberd vaunted the necessity and propriety of a home and the delights of one's own fireside, she smiled a little, with her lips only.
Sylla, when he commanded Rome, raised Pompey (after surnamed the Great) to that height, that Pompey vaunted himself for Sylla's overmatch.
Their vaunted navy had fallen in defeat before the superior ships and fighting men of the red men of Helium.
Will only thought of giving a good pinch that would annihilate that vaunted laboriousness, and was unable to imagine the mode in which Dorothea would be wounded.
The Nome King's vaunted Magic Belt seemed a poor thing compared to the astonishing magical powers of these people.