vaunt


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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.

vaunt

(vɔːnt)
vb
1. (tr) to describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully
2. (intr) rare or literary to use boastful language; brag
n
3. a boast
4. archaic ostentatious display
[C14: from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre to brag, from Latin vānus vain]
ˈvaunter n

vaunt

(vɔnt, vɑnt)

v.t.
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]
vaunt′er, n.
vaunt′ing•ly, adv.

vaunt


Past participle: vaunted
Gerund: vaunting

Imperative
vaunt
vaunt
Present
I vaunt
you vaunt
he/she/it vaunts
we vaunt
you vaunt
they vaunt
Preterite
I vaunted
you vaunted
he/she/it vaunted
we vaunted
you vaunted
they vaunted
Present Continuous
I am vaunting
you are vaunting
he/she/it is vaunting
we are vaunting
you are vaunting
they are vaunting
Present Perfect
I have vaunted
you have vaunted
he/she/it has vaunted
we have vaunted
you have vaunted
they have vaunted
Past Continuous
I was vaunting
you were vaunting
he/she/it was vaunting
we were vaunting
you were vaunting
they were vaunting
Past Perfect
I had vaunted
you had vaunted
he/she/it had vaunted
we had vaunted
you had vaunted
they had vaunted
Future
I will vaunt
you will vaunt
he/she/it will vaunt
we will vaunt
you will vaunt
they will vaunt
Future Perfect
I will have vaunted
you will have vaunted
he/she/it will have vaunted
we will have vaunted
you will have vaunted
they will have vaunted
Future Continuous
I will be vaunting
you will be vaunting
he/she/it will be vaunting
we will be vaunting
you will be vaunting
they will be vaunting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vaunting
you have been vaunting
he/she/it has been vaunting
we have been vaunting
you have been vaunting
they have been vaunting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vaunting
you will have been vaunting
he/she/it will have been vaunting
we will have been vaunting
you will have been vaunting
they will have been vaunting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vaunting
you had been vaunting
he/she/it had been vaunting
we had been vaunting
you had been vaunting
they had been vaunting
Conditional
I would vaunt
you would vaunt
he/she/it would vaunt
we would vaunt
you would vaunt
they would vaunt
Past Conditional
I would have vaunted
you would have vaunted
he/she/it would have vaunted
we would have vaunted
you would have vaunted
they would have vaunted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vaunt - extravagant self-praisevaunt - extravagant self-praise    
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives
Verb1.vaunt - show offvaunt - 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"
crow, gloat, triumph - dwell on with satisfaction

vaunt

verb
To talk with excessive pride:
Informal: blow.
noun
An act of boasting:
Informal: blow.
Translations

vaunt

[vɔːnt]
A. VT (= boast of) → jactarse de, hacer alarde de; (= display) → lucir, ostentar
B. VIjactarse

vaunt

vtrühmen, preisen (geh); much-vauntedviel gepriesen; Cologne vaunts a splendid cathedralKöln kann sich eines herrlichen Doms rühmen
nLoblied nt, → Lobgesang m
References in classic literature ?
Diomed answered, "All that you have said is true; there is a grief however which pierces me to the very heart, for Hector will talk among the Trojans and say, 'The son of Tydeus fled before me to the ships.' This is the vaunt he will make, and may earth then swallow me."
Thus did he vaunt, but Queen Juno made high Olympus quake as she shook with rage upon her throne.
Even should they vaunt Shakespeare to you, I tell you that Shakespeare is rubbish, and proper only for lampoons--Your own,
Miss Haredale, I cannot bear--believe me, that I cannot bear--by speaking of myself, or what I have done, or am prepared to do, to seem to vaunt my services before you.
They bent his hands and feet well behind his back, and bound them tight with a painful bond as Ulysses had told them; then they fastened a noose about his body and strung him up from a high pillar till he was close up to the rafters, and over him did you then vaunt, O swineherd Eumaeus saying, "Melanthius, you will pass the night on a soft bed as you deserve.
They must needs be violent, to make good their own vaunts. Neither can they be secret, and therefore not effectual; but according to the French proverb, Beaucoup de bruit, peu de fruit; Much bruit little fruit.
As to connexion, there Emma was perfectly easy; persuaded, that after all his own vaunted claims and disdain of Harriet, he had done nothing.
Millward's first and only curate - for that gentleman's declining years forced him at last to acknowledge that the duties of his extensive parish were a little too much for those vaunted energies which he was wont to boast over his younger and less active brethren of the cloth.
I tell thee, proud Templar, that not in thy fiercest battles hast thou displayed more of thy vaunted courage, than has been shown by woman when called upon to suffer by affection or duty.
A great boaster was he withal, and to-day he strutted about on one of these corner stages, and vaunted of his prowess, and offered to crack any man's crown for a shilling.
"If you will forgive me for saying so, it is the second time you have vaunted the attractions of England at the expense of the delight which all experience who live in France."
Having vaunted this signal piece of service, there was a significant pause; all evidently expecting some adequate reward.