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vaunted

adjective uk   /ˈvɔːn.tɪd/ us    /ˈvɑːn.t̬ɪd/ formal
praised often in a way that is considered to be more than acceptable or reasonable: His (much) vaunted new plan has been shown to have serious weaknesses.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing downAdmirable and admired
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