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 (vônt, vŏnt)
v. vaunt·ed, vaunt·ing, vaunts
To speak or write about (something) in a strongly positive way; praise or boast about.
To speak boastfully; brag. See Synonyms at boast1.
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.


in a boasting manner
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Adv.1.vauntingly - in a boastful mannervauntingly - in a boastful manner; "he talked big all evening"
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