vaunt

  • 1vaunt — vaunt·er; vaunt·ery; vaunt·ful; vaunt·ing·ly; vaunt·lay; vaunt; vaunt·ie; …

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  • 2Vaunt — Vaunt, v. t. [See {Avant}, {Advance}.] To put forward; to display. [Obs.] Vaunted spear. Spenser. [1913 Webster] And what so else his person most may vaunt. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3Vaunt — 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; to… …

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  • 4Vaunt — Vaunt, n. A vain display of what one is, or has, or has done; ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag. [1913 Webster] The spirits beneath, whom I seduced With other promises and other vaunts. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5Vaunt — Vaunt, n. [F. avant before, fore. See {Avant}, {Vanguard}.] The first part. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6Vaunt — Vaunt, v. t. To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation. [1913 Webster] Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. 1 Cor. xiii. 4. [1913 Webster] My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7vaunt- — prefix an AF. variant of vant . (For examples see vaunt chase, courier, etc.) …

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  • 8vaunt — index jactation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9vaunt — (v.) c.1400, speak vainly or proudly, from M.Fr. vanter to praise, speak highly of, from L.L. vanitare to boast, frequentative of L. vanare to utter empty words, from vanus idle, empty (see VAIN (Cf. vain)). Related: Vaunted; vaunting …

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  • 10vaunt — vb *boast, brag, crow, gasconade Analogous words: parade, flaunt, exhibit, display, *show: magnify, aggrandize, *exalt …

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  • 11vaunt — ► VERB (usu. as adj. vaunted) ▪ boast about or praise. DERIVATIVES vaunting adjective. ORIGIN Latin vantare, from vanus vain, empty …

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  • 12vaunt — [vônt, vänt] vi. [ME vaunten < OFr vanter < LL(Ec) vanitare < L vanus,VAIN] to boast; brag vt. to boast about (something); brag of n. a boast; brag SYN. BOAST2 vaunted adj. vaunter n …

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  • 13vaunt|ed — «VAWN tihd, VAHN », adjective. boasted or bragged of; highly praised: »the vaunted triumphs of civilization …

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  • 14vaunt|er — «VAWN tuhr, VAHN », noun. 1. a boaster or braggart. 2. a person who boastfully asserts or praises something …

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  • 15vaunt|y — «VAWN tee, VAHN », adjective. British Dialect and Scottish. boastful; proud; vain …

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  • 16vaunt — 1. verb /vɔːnt,vɔnt,vɑnt/ To speak boastfully. The number, said he, is great, but what can be expected from mere citizen soldiers? They vaunt and menace in time of safety; none are so arrogant when the enemy is at a distance; but when the din of… …

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  • 17vaunt — [[t]vɔnt, vɑnt[/t]] v. t. 1) to boast of: to vaunt one s achievements[/ex] 2) to speak boastfully; brag 3) a boastful action or utterance • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME vaunten < MF vanter to boast < LL vānitāre, der. of L vānus vain vaunt′er,… …

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  • 18vaunt — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French vanter, from Late Latin vanitare, frequentative of Latin *vanare, from vanus vain Date: 15th century intransitive verb to make a vain display of one s own worth or attainments ; brag transitive …

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  • 19vaunt — vaunter, n. vauntingly, adv. /vawnt, vahnt/, v.t. 1. to speak vaingloriously of; boast of: to vaunt one s achievements. v.i. 2. to speak boastfully; brag. n. 3. a boastful action or utterance. [1350 1400; ME vaunten < MF vanter to boast < LL&#8230; …

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  • 20vaunt — /vɔnt / (say vawnt) verb (t) 1. to speak vaingloriously or boastfully of: *The much vaunted militancy of early trade unionism in Australia rarely was extended to protect women –anne summers, 1975. –verb (i) 2. Poetic to talk vaingloriously or&#8230; …

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