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vaunted

[vawn-tid, vahn-] /ˈvɔn tɪd, ˈvɑn-/
adjective
1.
praised boastfully or excessively:
the vaunted beauties of Paris.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; vaunt + -ed2
Related forms
self-vaunted, adjective

vaunt

[vawnt, vahnt] /vɔnt, vɑnt/
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
Related forms
vaunter, noun
vauntingly, adverb
outvaunt, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for vaunted

vaunt

/vɔːnt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully
2.
(intransitive) (rare or literary) to use boastful language; brag
noun
3.
a boast
4.
(archaic) ostentatious display
Derived Forms
vaunter, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French vanter, from Late Latin vānitāre to brag, from Latin vānusvain
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Word Origin and History for vaunted

vaunt

v.

c.1400, "speak vainly or proudly," from Middle French vanter "to praise, speak highly of," from Late Latin vanitare "to boast," frequentative of Latin vanare "to utter empty words," from vanus "idle, empty" (see vain). Related: Vaunted; vaunting.

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