Vanity vs Vaunt - What's the difference?

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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.

vanity

English

(wikipedia vanity)

Noun

(vanities)
  • 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.
  • Emptiness.
  • (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.

    Synonyms

    * conceit * egotism * narcissism * pride * See also

    Derived terms

    * vanity case

    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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