- having a boastfully proud disposition: a vaunting dictator.
- marked by boastful pride: a vaunting air of superiority.
Origin of vaunting
- 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 vaunting
Historical Examples of vaunting
Only fancy the Greek vaunting his triumphs or bewailing his defeats in Turkish!'Lord Kilgobbin
The savage looked around him with a vaunting air as he uttered these words.The Scalp Hunters
I persuaded you to hope for Lombardy, and without any vaunting of my own patriotism.Vittoria, Complete
His vaunting proclamations were headed: In the name of Allah.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
Well they ken it where little they love it with its vaunting!The Lost Pibroch
- (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 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.