vaunted

[vawn-tid, vahn-]
adjective
praised boastfully or excessively: the vaunted beauties of Paris.

Origin:
1625–35; vaunt + -ed2

self-vaunted, adjective
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vaunt

[vawnt, vahnt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to speak vaingloriously of; boast of: to vaunt one's achievements.
verb (used without object)
2.
to speak boastfully; brag.
noun
3.
a boastful action or utterance.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English vaunten < Middle French vanter to boast < Late Latin vānitāre, frequentative of *vānāre, derivative of Latin vānus vain. See vanity

vaunter, noun
vauntingly, adverb
outvaunt, verb (used with object)
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vaunt (vɔːnt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully
2.  rare, literary or (intr) to use boastful language; brag
 
n
3.  a boast
4.  archaic ostentatious display
 
[C14: from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre to brag, from Latin vānusvain]
 
'vaunter
 
n

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vaunt
mid-14c., from M.Fr. vanter "to praise, speak highly of," from L.L. vanitare "to boast," frequentative of L. vanare "to utter empty words," from vanus "idle, empty" (see vain).
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Example sentences
His wrist refuses to instill his volleys with their vaunted sting.
Many of the vaunted new democracies are riddled with corruption, and weakly led.
Even the vaunted medical degrees are not working out via debt vs potential
  income.
But trading outfits can lose many times that amount in the blink of an eye,
  even with vaunted leadership.
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