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Meaning of VAUNT

Pronunciation:  vont

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  extravagant self-praise
  2. [v]  show off

VAUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: blow, bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout
 See Also: amplify, boast, boasting, crow, exaggerate, gloat, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, jactitation, magnify, overdraw, overstate, puff, self-praise, triumph



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Vaunt\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vaunted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Vaunting}.] [F. vanter, LL. vanitare, fr. L. vanus vain. See
    To boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth,
    attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk
    ostentatiously; to brag.
          Pride, which prompts a man to vaunt and overvalue what
          he is, does incline him to disvalue what he has. --Gov.
                                                   of Tongue.
  2. \Vaunt\, v. t.
    To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with
          Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. --1 Cor.
                                                   xiii. 4.
          My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil. --Milton.
  3. \Vaunt\, n.
    A vain display of what one is, or has, or has done;
    ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag.
          The spirits beneath, whom I seduced With other promises
          and other vaunts.                        --Milton.
  4. \Vaunt\, n. [F. avant before, fore. See {Avant},
    The first part. [Obs.] --Shak.
  5. \Vaunt\, v. t. [See {Avant}, {Advance}.]
    To put forward; to display. [Obs.] ``Vaunted spear.''
          And what so else his person most may vaunt. --Spenser.