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vaunt

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English

Etymology

From Old French vanter from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vānus (vain, boastful).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to vaunt

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to vaunt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To speak boastfully.
    • 1829Washington Irving, Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada, chapter XC
      "The number," said he, "is great, but what can be expected from mere citizen soldiers? They vaunt and menace in time of safety; none are so arrogant when the enemy is at a distance; but when the din of war thunders at the gates they hide themselves in terror."

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Noun

Singular
vaunt

Plural
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vaunt ({{{1}}})
  1. A boast; an instance of vaunting.

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