boaster


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boast 1

 (bōst)
v. boast·ed, boast·ing, boasts
v.intr.
To talk or write about oneself or something related to oneself in a proud or self-admiring way.
v.tr.
1. To say (something about oneself) in a proud or self-admiring way.
2. To have or possess (a desirable feature): a mall that boasts 80 shops.
n.
1. The act or an instance of boasting: got tired of listening to his boasts.
2. A source of pride.

[Middle English bosten, from bost, a brag.]

boast′er n.
boast′ful adj.
boast′ful·ly adv.
boast′ful·ness n.
Synonyms: boast1, brag, crow2, vaunt
These verbs all mean to speak with pride, often excessive pride, about oneself or something related to oneself. Boast is the most general: "We confide [that is, have confidence] in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it" (Thomas Jefferson).
Brag implies exaggerated claims and often an air of insolent superiority: He bragged about his grades. Crow stresses exultation and often loud rejoicing: No candidate should crow until the votes have been counted. Vaunt suggests ostentatiousness and lofty extravagance of expression: "He did not vaunt of his new dignity, but I understood he was highly pleased with it" (James Boswell).

boast 2

 (bōst)
tr.v. boast·ed, boast·ing, boasts
To shape or form (stone) roughly with a broad chisel.

[Origin unknown.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boaster - a very boastful and talkative personboaster - a very boastful and talkative person
egoist, egotist, swellhead - a conceited and self-centered person

boaster

noun
One given to boasting:
Informal: blowhard.
Slang: blower.
Translations
Maulheld

boaster

[ˈbəʊstəʳ] Njactancioso/a m/f, fanfarrón/ona m/f

boaster

nAufschneider(in) m(f), → Prahlhans m (inf)

boaster

[ˈbəʊstəʳ] nspaccone/a
References in classic literature ?
It is one of their customs to write in books what they have done and seen, instead of telling them in their villages, where the lie can be given to the face of a cowardly boaster, and the brave soldier can call on his comrades to witness for the truth of his words.
I can only tell you, from my own knowledge of her, that she is no boaster.
A great boaster was he withal, and to-day he strutted about on one of these corner stages, and vaunted of his prowess, and offered to crack any man's crown for a shilling.
Where is Menneville, that boaster, that braggart, who was to come back either dead or a conqueror?
One was Carin-Jama, otherwise The Silent; and the other was Bellin-Jama, The Boaster.
Old Kinoos is a brave man, but Old Kinoos was never a boaster.
Winkle, one of the Pickwickians, is a mild and foolish boaster, who pretends that he can do things he cannot.
Or again: can he who is harmoniously constituted, who is not covetous or mean, or a boaster, or a coward-can he, I say, ever be unjust or hard in his dealings?
They all had much to say, but the collar the most; for he was a real boaster.
I am no blower and boaster like some that I could name.
Your vanity is intolerable, your conceit is beyond endurance; you talk as if you were some rare and precious prize, instead of a common boaster.
A grey head should cover a brain of reason, and not the tongue of a boaster.