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vaunt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of vaunt

  1. 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 Synonyms of vaunt blow, brag, bull [slang], crow, gasconade, swagger, vapor, boastWords Related to vaunt bluster, harangue, puff; pride; gush; exult, glory, rejoice; brandish, display, exhibit, expose, flaunt, glorify, parade, show off; magnify, maximizeNear Antonyms of vaunt belittle, deprecate, diminish, discount, laugh off, minimize, play down, pooh-pooh (also pooh), shrug off, underrate, undervalue; bemoan, lament, mourn, regret

Synonym Discussion of vaunt

boast, brag, vaunt, crow mean to express pride in oneself or one's accomplishments. boast often suggests ostentation and exaggeration
    • boasts of every trivial success
, but it may imply a claiming with proper and justifiable pride.
    • the town boasts one of the best museums in the area
brag suggests crudity and artlessness in glorifying oneself.
    • bragging of their exploits
vaunt usually connotes more pomp and bombast than boast and less crudity or naïveté than brag.
    • vaunted his country's military might
crow usually implies exultant boasting or bragging.
    • crowed after winning the championship

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