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[vawn-tid, vahn-]
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  1. praised boastfully or excessively: the vaunted beauties of Paris.
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Origin of vaunted

First recorded in 1625–35; vaunt + -ed2
Related formsself-vaunt·ed, adjective


[vawnt, vahnt]
verb (used with object)
  1. to speak vaingloriously of; boast of: to vaunt one's achievements.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to speak boastfully; brag.
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  1. a boastful action or utterance.
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Origin of vaunt

1350–1400; Middle English vaunten < Middle French vanter to boast < Late Latin vānitāre, frequentative of *vānāre, derivative of Latin vānus vain. See vanity
Related formsvaunt·er, nounvaunt·ing·ly, adverbout·vaunt, verb (used with object)
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Related Words for vaunted

prate, boast, crow, gasconade, strut, brag, flaunt, display

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British Dictionary definitions for vaunted


  1. (tr) to describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully
  2. (intr) rare, or literary to use boastful language; brag
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  1. a boast
  2. archaic ostentatious display
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Derived Formsvaunter, noun

Word Origin for vaunt

C14: from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre to brag, from Latin vānus vain
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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.

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