What does vaunt mean?

Definitions for vaunt
vɔnt, vɑntvaunt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vauntverb

    extravagant self-praise

  2. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconadeverb

    show off


  1. vauntnoun

    A boast; an instance of vaunting.

  2. vauntverb

    To speak boastfully.

  3. Etymology: vaunter, variant of vanter, from vanus.


  1. vaunt

    Boasting or bragging is speaking with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities. Boasting occurs when someone feels a sense of satisfaction or when someone feels that whatever occurred proves their superiority and is recounting accomplishments so that others will feel admiration or envy.Individuals construct an image of themselves, a personal identity, and present themselves in a manner that is consistent with that image. Theodore Millon theorized that in self-presentation, individuals seek to balance boasting against discrediting themselves with excessive self-promotion or being caught blatantly misrepresenting themselves. Studies show that people often have a limited ability to perceive how their efforts at self-presentation are actually impacting their acceptance and likeability by others.


  1. vaunt

    Vaunt is a verb that means to boast about or praise something excessively, especially in a way to show off or enhance one's own reputation. As a noun, it can refer to the act of boasting or a statement expressing excessive pride.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vauntverb

    to boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth, attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk ostentatiously; to brag

  2. Vauntverb

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

  3. Vauntnoun

    a vain display of what one is, or has, or has done; ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag

  4. Vauntnoun

    the first part

  5. Vauntverb

    to put forward; to display

  6. Etymology: [See Avant, Advance.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vaunt

    vawnt′, or vänt, v.i. to make a vain display: to boast.—v.t. to make a vain display of: to boast of.—n. vain display: boast.—ns. Vaun′ter; Vaun′tery, vaunting.—adj. Vaunt′ful.—n. Vaun′ting.—adv. Vaun′tingly. [O. Fr. vanter—Low L. vanitāre—L. vanitas, vanity—vanus, vain.]

  2. Vaunt

    vänt, n. (Shak.) the first part. [Van.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vaunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of vaunt in a Sentence

  1. John Greenleaf Whittier:

    Of all that Orient lands can vaunt, of marvels with our own competing, the strangest is the Haschish plant, and what will follow on its eating.

  2. Boileau:

    It is intolerable that a silly fool, with nothing but empty birth to boast of, should in his insolence array himself in the merits of others, and vaunt an honour which does not belong to him.

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