adjective Date: 1567 highly or widely praised or boasted about <
his own much vaunted ferocity — Calvin Tomkins

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  • vaunted — [[t]vɔ͟ːntɪd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe something as vaunted or much vaunted, you mean that people praise it more than it deserves. [FORMAL] Its vaunted security procedures hadn t worked... Simpson s much vaunted discoveries are in fact… …   English dictionary

  • vaunted — vaunt|ed [ˈvo:ntıd US ˈvo:n , ˈva:n ] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: vanter, from Late Latin vanitare to boast , from Latin vanitas; VANITY] a plan, system, achievement etc that is vaunted is praised or talked about too much… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vaunted — UK [ˈvɔːntɪd] / US [ˈvɔntəd] adjective formal generally praised, or described as very important or successful Derived word: vaunt verb transitive Word forms vaunt : present tense I/you/we/they vaunt he/she/it vaunts present participle vaunting… …   English dictionary

  • vaunted — adjective Etymology: from past participle of vaunt (I) : boasted about : praised to the skies the vaunted Southern hospitality Marjorie K. Rawlings our vaunted industrial economy which makes this population possible Marston Bates …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vaunted — Vaunt Vaunt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vaunted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vaunting}.] [F. vanter, LL. vanitare, fr. L. vanus vain. See {Vain}.] To boast; to make a vain display of one s own worth, attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk ostentatiously; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaunted — /vawn tid, vahn /, adj. praised boastfully or excessively: the vaunted beauties of Paris. [1625 35; VAUNT + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • vaunted — adjective Highly or widely praised or boasted about …   Wiktionary

  • vaunted — vaunt|ed [ vɔntəd ] adjective FORMAL generally praised or described as very important or successful ╾ vaunt verb transitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vaunted — adj. highly praised; extremely boasted vɔːnt n. act or instance of boasting v. boast, brag, exaggerate about oneself …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vaunted — adjective boast about or praise (something) excessively. → vaunt …   English new terms dictionary

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