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Definition of "vaunting" []

  • To describe, praise, or display (one's success, possessions, etc) boastfully (verb)
  • To use boastful language; brag (verb)
  • A boast (noun)
  • Ostentatious display (noun)
  • Boasting (noun)

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  • Boastful (adjective)

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Use "vaunting" in a sentence
  • "The prophet here brings him in vaunting, and hectoring; and by his general's letter to Hezekiah, written in his name, vainglory and arrogance seem to have entered very far into the spirit and genius of the man."
  • "We write deliberately, for we do approach a terrible subject with becoming reverence, whereas the American press appears to take a pride in vaunting that fashion and pleasure cease none of their excesses, even though the cannon can almost be heard in Washington; and the very last of the file of papers that have reached us contains a few flippant leading paragraphs on the war, and, in equally large type, a long and elaborate article upon the management of the Opera-house."
  • "For an instant Ramsey was all pride for him they exalted; but in the next instant a wave of resentment went through her as if their vaunting were his; as if her pride were his own confessed, colossal vanity; as if the price of his uplift were her belittlement."