vaunter


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vaunter - a very boastful and talkative personvaunter - a very boastful and talkative person
egoist, egotist, swellhead - a conceited and self-centered person

vaunter

noun
One given to boasting:
Informal: blowhard.
Slang: blower.
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Alas, you know 1 am no vaunter, I; My scars can witness, dumb although they are, That my report is just and lull of truth.
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Derbas said "we have to be mindful of the religious vaunters who claim to be theologians when they do not even understand the Arabic language and cannot even articulate it right.