- praised or boasted about, especially in an excessive way
- 1. praised or boasted about, especially in an excessive way:
they have utterly eclipsed their vaunted American rivals
something has clearly gone awry with government's much vaunted fight against crime
...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...
...eliminate eradicate exasperate meditate mutate resolute crawl growl sprawl flaunt gaunt daunt haunt taunt vaunted grid grim grin grip grit gloomy grumpy grumble grudge gauge deter detect detest deteriorate valor...