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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.]
1. (tr) to describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully
2. (intr) rare or literary to use boastful language; brag
3. a boast
4. archaic ostentatious display
[C14: from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre to brag, from Latin vānus vain]
1. to boast of: to vaunt one's achievements.v.i.
2. to speak boastfully; brag.n.
3. a boastful action or utterance.
[1350–1400; Middle English vaunten < Middle French vanter to boast < Late Latin vānitāre, derivative of Latin vānus vain]
Past participle: vaunted
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|Noun||1.||vaunt - extravagant self-praise|
|Verb||1.||vaunt - show off |
puff - speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"