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vaunt

verb

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to praise or express pride in one's own possessions, qualities, or accomplishments often to excess
  • even the noblest of fellows have been known to vaunt a bit

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vaunt

noun

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How is the word vaunt distinct from other similar verbs?

Some common synonyms of vaunt are boast, brag, and crow. While all these words mean "to express pride in oneself or one's accomplishments," vaunt usually connotes more pomp and bombast than boast and less crudity or naïveté than brag.

vaunted his country's military might

In what contexts can boast take the place of vaunt?

The words boast and vaunt are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, boast often suggests ostentation and exaggeration, but it may imply a claiming with proper and justifiable pride.

boasts of every trivial success

the town boasts one of the best museums in the area

When could brag be used to replace vaunt?

Although the words brag and vaunt have much in common, brag suggests crudity and artlessness in glorifying oneself.

bragging of their exploits

When is it sensible to use crow instead of vaunt?

The synonyms crow and vaunt are sometimes interchangeable, but crow usually implies exultant boasting or bragging.

crowed after winning the championship

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The first known use of vaunt was in the 14th century

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“Vaunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/vaunt. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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