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 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.
But our test driver Hannah Elliott says the powerful ride more than deserves consideration in the same vaunted category as the Audi R8, the Mercedes AMG GT, and even the McLaren 570S.
Where is the vaunted national security team to protect our standing, our reputation, our honor?
The Preds' vaunted top-four defense will mitigate the affect of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin against a team lacking front-line centers.
Consider my visit to the JBL booth for a demo of the company's vaunted Synthesis Atlas theater system.
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Did You Know?
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.)
Origin and Etymology of vaunted
from past participle of 1vaunt
First Known Use: 1567
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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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