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  • adj. Given to vaunting or boasting; vainly ostentatious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given to vaunting or boasting; vainly ostentatious; boastful; vainglorious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Boastful; vainly ostentatious.


vaunt +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)


  • When the prima-donna of some vauntful city trills her bird-song above the foot-lights, or the cremona moans out the sigh of night-winds through the forest, artificial townsfolk applaud.

    Lords of the North

  • M'Clellan is now safe, under the protection of the gun-boats, which have again proved of the utmost value in the strangest campaign on record, is probably true; but the contrast between the vauntful promises and the almost piteous reference to the last date at which guns were lost is very significant.

    London, Saturday, July 26, 1862

  • "Samoa," said I, "those isles of yours, of whose beauty you so often make vauntful mention, can those isles, good Samoa, furnish a valley in all respects equal to Willamilla?"

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2)

  • Vivenza were perhaps too much inclined to carry a vauntful crest.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • Her screams are answered by the vauntful cries of a hawk; his red comb yet reeking with slaughter.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • How many vauntful attributes are there not in fatness, and how well saith the poet,

    Arabian nights. English

  • I expected such a letter notwithstanding the vauntful prophecies of Old Batchelorship.

    Letter 161

  • And after journeying for a long time, we come at last to the confines of the great eternity, in sight of the two courts of the vauntful King of Death -- one to the right, the other to the left, but very far apart from one another as there lay an immense void between them.

    The Visions of the Sleeping Bard

  • Forgive, fair Thames, the fong of truth that pays To Tago's emprefs-ftream fuperior praifej O'er every vauntful river be it thine To boafl the guardian fhield of laws divine;

    Almada hill: an epistle from Lisbon


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