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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: vanter, from Late Latin vanitare 'to boast', from Latin vanitas; VANITY

vaunted

adjective
     
vaunt‧ed formal
a plan, system, achievement etc that is vaunted is praised or talked about too much and in a way that is too proud:
There's little sign that the much-vaunted IT investment is pulling France out of recession.

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