- boast about or praise (something), especially excessively
- a boast.
verb: vaunt, 3rd person present: vaunts, gerund or present participle: vaunting, past tense: vaunted, past participle: vaunted
noun: vaunt, plural noun: vaunts
- 1. boast about or praise (something), especially excessively he was initially vaunted by the West for his leadership of the country an autobiographer is simultaneously vaunted and castigated for revealing more than is deemed proper
- 1. archaic a boast.
...from the well-known law college graduation, he has a shortcoming to like to vaunt, the persons who know him all dislike the tone of this kind of braggadocio...
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