Vaunt

Definition of Vaunt

Pronunciation: vänt or vạnt; 277
v. i.1.To boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth, attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk ostentatiously; to brag.
[imp. & p. p. Vaunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Vaunting.]
Pride, which prompts a man to vaunt and overvalue what he is, does incline him to disvalue what he has.
- Gov. of Tongue.
v. t.1.To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation. In the latter sense, the term usually used is flaunt.
Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.
- 1 Cor. xiii. 4.
My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil.
- Milton.
n.1.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.
1.The first part.
v. t.1.To put forward; to display.
And what so else his person most may vaunt.
- Spenser.

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