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vaunting

[ vawn-ting, vahn- ]

adjective

  1. having a boastfully proud disposition:

    a vaunting dictator.

  2. marked by boastful pride:

    a vaunting air of superiority.



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Other Words From

  • self-vaunting adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vaunting1

First recorded in 1580–90; vaunt + -ing 2

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Example Sentences

Epicures vaunting their taste, entitle me vulgar and savage, Give them their Brussels-sprouts, but I am contented with cabbage.

Too well I knew the vaunting character of the French soldier, in defeat as in victory, to put much confidence in their bearing.

Graves shuffled in, cast down and sheepish, a very different fellow from his usual vaunting self.

Val did not know that an American is never so happy as when he is vaunting his womenkind.

All the proud virtue of this vaunting world fawns on success and power, however acquired.

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