Definitions for: Vaunt

[n] extravagant self-praise
[v] show off

Webster (1913) Definition: Vaunt, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vaunted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Vaunting.] [F. vanter, LL. vanitare, fr. L. vanus vain. See
To boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth,
attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk
ostentatiously; to brag.

Pride, which prompts a man to vaunt and overvalue what
he is, does incline him to disvalue what he has. --Gov.
of Tongue.

Vaunt, v. t.
To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with

Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. --1 Cor.
xiii. 4.

My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil. --Milton.

Vaunt, n.
A vain display of what one is, or has, or has done;
ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag.

The spirits beneath, whom I seduced With other promises
and other vaunts. --Milton.

Vaunt, n. [F. avant before, fore. See Avant,
The first part. [Obs.] --Shak.

Vaunt, v. t. [See Avant, Advance.]
To put forward; to display. [Obs.] ``Vaunted spear.''

And what so else his person most may vaunt. --Spenser.

Synonyms: blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout

See Also: amplify, boast, boasting, crow, exaggerate, gloat, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, jactitation, magnify, overdraw, overstate, puff, self-praise, triumph

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