- praised boastfully or excessively: the vaunted beauties of Paris.
Origin of vaunted
- to speak vaingloriously of; boast of: to vaunt one's achievements.
- to speak boastfully; brag.
- a boastful action or utterance.
Origin of vaunt
Examples from the Web for vaunted
It also takes, as Saldana herself tells me, “some big cajones” to dare even try to bring the vaunted property to the small screen.‘Rosemary’s Baby’: How NBC Gave Birth to a New Version of Roman Polanski’s Horror Classic
May 9, 2014
There also appears to be some confusion with regard to the actual contents of the vaunted agreement.There Is No Iranian Nuclear Deal
November 26, 2013
At no other time in history was the vaunted “special relationship” between England and the U.S. more evident than during WWII.This Week’s Hot Reads: Oct. 15, 2013
Nicholas Mancusi, Thomas Flynn
October 15, 2013
Only a small fraction of our nation serves in the military, the vaunted “less than 1%.”Most Young Gamers Unfit For Call of Duty
October 8, 2013
So, too, is the business model of vaunted technology brands.The BlackBerry’s Death Rattle Gets Louder
August 12, 2013
I vaunted my love for history, biography, the poets, but spoke lightly of fiction.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
Where is all your vaunted skill if you can not save her life?Pretty Madcap Dorothy
Laura Jean Libbey
Mac was clutching his shoulder, stirred for once out of his vaunted "deegnity."The Great Dome on Mercury
Arthur Leo Zagat
The vaunted Council was "a fleshless and bloodless skeleton."
Its vaunted gains, when we come to look closely at them, disappear.English Past and Present
Richard Chevenix Trench
- (tr) to describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully
- (intr) rare, or literary to use boastful language; brag
- a boast
- archaic ostentatious display
Word Origin and History for vaunted
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.