Vaunt vs Vigilant - What's the difference?
As a verb vaunt
is to speak boastfully.
As a noun vaunt
is a boast; an instance of vaunting or vaunt
can be (obsolete) the first part.
As an adjective vigilant is
watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary.
(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.
Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary
- Be vigilant for signs of disease in your garden.
* watchful, alert, wary, aware, on the qui vive