Definition of "vaunt" []

  • To speak boastfully of; brag about. (verb-transitive)
  • To speak boastfully; brag. See Synonyms at boast1. (verb-intransitive)
  • A boastful remark. (noun)
  • Speech of extravagant self-praise. (noun)
  • To describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To use boastful language; brag (verb)
  • A boast (noun)
  • Ostentatious display (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "vaunt" in a sentence
  • "The script may vaunt Eduardo and demonize Zuckerberg, but it also begs the question -- who would we rather be, given the way things turned out?"
  • "During the life of the empire, the term was reserved for Constantine's city, originally a Greek colony called Byzantion, whose inhabitants liked to vaunt their identity as "Byzantines.""
  • "Well-heeled Chinese individuals aren't shy about flaunting their wealth, and it is one of the few markets in which manufacturers can openly vaunt the luxurious nature of their products."