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 ?
Thrown out of his honourable employment in England, through too much unsuccessful hard swearing there--not because he was not wanted there; our English reasons for vaunting our superiority to secrecy and spies are of very modern date--he knew that he had crossed the Channel, and accepted service in France: first, as a tempter and an eavesdropper among his own countrymen there: gradually, as a tempter and an eavesdropper among the natives.
The vaunting cruelty with which she met my glance, I never saw expressed in any other face that ever I have seen.
So spake th' Apostate Angel, though in pain, Vaunting aloud, but rackt with deep despare: And him thus answer'd soon his bold Compeer.