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flaunt

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of flaunt

to present so as to invite notice or attention
  • she playfully flaunted her engagement ring in all of her coworkers' faces

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How is the word flaunt different from other verbs like it?

Some common synonyms of flaunt are display, exhibit, expose, parade, and show. While all these words mean "to present so as to invite notice or attention," flaunt suggests a shameless, boastful, often offensive parading.

nouveaux riches flaunting their wealth

In what contexts can display take the place of flaunt?

The synonyms display and flaunt are sometimes interchangeable, but display emphasizes putting in a position where others may see to advantage.

display sale items

When would exhibit be a good substitute for flaunt?

The words exhibit and flaunt are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, exhibit stresses putting forward prominently or openly.

exhibit paintings at a gallery

Where would expose be a reasonable alternative to flaunt?

In some situations, the words expose and flaunt are roughly equivalent. However, expose suggests bringing forth from concealment and displaying.

sought to expose the hypocrisy of the town fathers

When is parade a more appropriate choice than flaunt?

Although the words parade and flaunt have much in common, parade implies an ostentatious or arrogant displaying.

parading their piety for all to see

When could show be used to replace flaunt?

The meanings of show and flaunt largely overlap; however, show implies no more than enabling another to see or examine.

showed her snapshots to the whole group

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The first known use of flaunt was in 1566

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“Flaunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flaunt. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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