Vaunt (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vaunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Vaunting.] [F. vanter, LL. vanitare, fr. L. vanus vain. See Vain.]

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.

 

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Vaunt, v. t.

To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.

Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. 1 Cor. xiii. 4.

My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil. Milton.

 

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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.

 

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Vaunt, n. [F. avant before, fore. See Avant, Vanguard.]

The first part.

[Obs.]

Shak.

 

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Vaunt, v. t. [See Avant, Advance.]

To put forward; to display.

[Obs.] "Vaunted spear."

Spenser.

And what so else his person most may vaunt. Spenser.

 

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