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.

swagger

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a pompous, consequential manner.
  • * Beaconsfield
  • a man who swaggers about London clubs
  • To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.
  • * Collier
  • To be great is not to swagger at our footmen.
    (Jonathan Swift)

    Derived terms

    * swaggerer * swaggeringly

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • confidence, pride
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 9 , author=Mandeep Sanghera , title=Tottenham 1 - 2 Norwich , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , 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.
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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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