Vaunted vs Flaunt - What's the difference?

vaunted | flaunt |


As verbs the difference between vaunted and flaunt

is that vaunted is (vaunt) while flaunt is (obsolete) to wave or flutter smartly in the wind.

As an adjective vaunted

is highly or widely praised or boasted about.

vaunted

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Highly or widely praised or boasted about.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (vaunt)
  • flaunt

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To wave or flutter smartly in the wind.
  • To parade, display with ostentation.
  • She's always flaunting her designer clothes.
  • (intransitive, archaic, or, literary) To show off, as with flashy clothing.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • You flaunt about the streets in your new gilt chariot.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • One flaunts in rags, one flutters in brocade.
  • * 1856 , ,
  • [T]he younger belles had begun to flaunt in the French fashions of flimsy muslins, shortwaisted— narrow-skirted.
  • * 1897 , ,
  • … and Mrs. Wix seemed to flaunt there in her finery.

    Usage notes

    * Do not confuse with flout.