Swagger vs Vaunt - What's the difference?
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Swagger is a related term of vaunt.
As verbs the difference between swagger and vaunt
is that swagger
is to walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner while vaunt
is to speak boastfully.
As nouns the difference between swagger and vaunt
is that swagger
is confidence, pride while vaunt
is a boast; an instance of vaunting or vaunt
can be (obsolete) the first part.
To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.
- a man who swaggers about London clubs
- To be great is not to swagger at our footmen.
- (Jonathan Swift)
, date=April 9
, author=Mandeep Sanghera
, title=Tottenham 1 - 2 Norwich
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=After spending so much of the season looking upwards, the swashbuckling style and swagger
of early season Spurs was replaced by uncertainty and frustration against a Norwich side who had the quality and verve to take advantage}}
A bold, or arrogant strut.
A prideful boasting or bragging.
(etyl) vaunter, variant of (etyl) vanter, from (etyl) .
To speak boastfully.
* 1829 — , chapter XC
To speak boastfully about.
To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
* Bible, 1 Cor. xiii. 4
- "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."
- Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.
- My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil.
* (speak boastfully) boast, brag
A boast; an instance of vaunting.
* 1904 — , Book II, chapter III
- the spirits beneath, whom I seduced / with other promises and other vaunts
- He has answered me back, vaunt' for ' vaunt , rhetoric for rhetoric.
(etyl) . See avant, vanguard.