vaunting


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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.
Translations

vaunting

[ˈvɔːntɪŋ]
A. ADJjactancioso
B. Njactancia f
References in classic literature ?
AN Editor who was always vaunting the purity, enterprise, and fearlessness of his paper was pained to observe that he got no subscribers.
Indeed, she returned so often to these sublects, and so frequently called upon them to take a lesson from her,--at the same time vaunting and, as it were, rioting in, her huge unworthiness, and abundant excess of sin,--that, in the course of a short time, she became, in that small chamber, rather a nuisance than a comfort, and rendered them, if possible, even more unhappy than they had been before.
Would to God, Richard, or any of his vaunting minions of England, would appear in these lists