verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- vault light,
- vaulting horse,
Origin of vaunt
Examples from the Web for vaunt
And this mental attitude they nickname optimism, and vaunt it—exult in it as a quality.A Child of the Jago|Arthur Morrison
This is a specimen of the superior manliness, the lofty magnanimity you vaunt as your characteristics—is it?Jessamine|Marion Harland
They always pretend to be bound for the same place, and vaunt the superior accommodation of the boat by which they are going.Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions|Charles Mackay
There is no occasion to vaunt it as the ancient rights of Britons, the wisdom of ages, &c.
Gravitation never decks itself in rainbows, nor does it vaunt its undoubted strength in thunder.Young Lives|Richard Le Gallienne
Word Origin for vaunt
c.1400, "speak vainly or proudly," from Middle French vanter "to praise, speak highly of," from Late Latin vanitare "to boast," frequentative of Latin vanare "to utter empty words," from vanus "idle, empty" (see vain). Related: Vaunted; vaunting.