Gloat vs Vaunt - What's the difference?

gloat | vaunt |


As verbs the difference between gloat and vaunt

is that gloat is to exhibit a conspicuous sense of self-satisfaction, often at an adversary's misfortune while vaunt is to speak boastfully.

As nouns the difference between gloat and vaunt

is that gloat is an act or instance of gloating while vaunt is a boast; an instance of vaunting or vaunt can be (obsolete) the first part.

gloat

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Verb

(en verb)
  • To exhibit a conspicuous sense of self-satisfaction, often at an adversary's misfortune.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act or instance of gloating.
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    vaunt

    English

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) vaunter, variant of (etyl) vanter, from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To speak boastfully.
  • * 1829 — , 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."
  • To speak boastfully about.
  • To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
  • * Bible, 1 Cor. xiii. 4
  • Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.
  • * Milton
  • My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil.
    Synonyms
    * (speak boastfully) boast, brag
    Derived terms
    * vaunter

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A boast; an instance of vaunting.
  • * Milton
  • the spirits beneath, whom I seduced / with other promises and other vaunts
  • * 1904 — , Book II, chapter III
  • He has answered me back, vaunt' for ' vaunt , rhetoric for rhetoric.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) . See avant, vanguard.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) The first part.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (Webster 1913)

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