Definition of vaunted
: highly or widely praised or boasted about his own much vaunted ferocity — Calvin Tomkins
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Examples of vaunted in a Sentence
The team's vaunted defense faltered in the second half of the game.
Recent Examples of vaunted from the Web
The Washington Post's Avi Selk notes that the gif did not come from Big Don himself, but appears to have been generated by a Trump-supporting reddit user whose username is unprintable in the august pages of this much-vaunted newsletter.
And Trump's vaunted dealmaking prowess hasn't been on ample display, either.
Williams averaged 20.6 points, 8.4 assists and 2.8 steals when the Pacers took the vaunted Boston Celtics to the full five games in their first round series in 1991.
Today, Chicago is one of America’s great food cities and only one of four metro areas in the country where the vaunted Michelin Guide operates.
President Trump's first defense budget, for all of his campaign promises, did not deliver the funding to start construction of his vaunted 350-ship fleet.
The NFL signs a woman, veteran cap and financial guru Dawn Aponte, to a vaunted league position.
But New Palestine's vaunted offense lived up to its advance billing.
The vaunted Ryman Auditorium — known as the Mother Church of country music — had Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Indigo Girls in concert Saturday night.
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vaunted Has Latin Roots
The verb vaunt has been used since the 15th century with the meaning "to make a vain display of one's own worth or attainments"-in other words, "to brag or boast." Over time, vaunt developed the meaning "to boast of (something)," as in "the promotional flier vaunts the natural beauty of the area," and gave rise to the adjectival form vaunted. The history of vaunt and vaunted leads back to the Latin word vanus, meaning "vain" or "empty." (The word vain itself is also a descendant of vanus.)
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Definition of vaunted for English Language Learners
: often spoken of or described as very good or great : often praised
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