- 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 vauntingly
This, I set down not vauntingly, but fully realizing what I owe to Heaven.Lords of the North
A. C. Laut
She did not say this so vauntingly as she had made the assertion at first.Woman in Prison
Caroline H. Woods
It ended the discussion which the South so vauntingly provoked.Charles Sumner; his Complete Works, v. 4-20
Vauntingly Farmer Perkins told how he had haltered the vicious colt.Horses Nine
The two men gazed thoughtfully into the little flame which vauntingly struggled to rear itself in the dense atmosphere.The Watchers of the Plains
- (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 vauntingly
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.