Vanity vs Vaunt - What's the difference?
In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between vanity and vaunt
is that vanity
is (obsolete) any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation while vaunt
is (obsolete) the first part.
As nouns the difference between vanity and vaunt
is that vanity
is that which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit while vaunt
is a boast; an instance of vaunting or vaunt
can be (obsolete) the first part.
As a verb vaunt is
to speak boastfully.
That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.
A dressing table used to apply makeup, preen, and coif hair. The table is normally quite low and similar to a desk, with drawers and one or more mirrors atop. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.
(obsolete) Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.
* It is a vanity to say that if two stones are dropped from a tower, the heavier will experience the greater acceleration.
* Francis Bacon
- To help the matter, the alchemists call in many vanities out of astrology.
* See also
* vanity case
(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.