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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.]

boastful

(ˈbəʊstfʊl)
adj
tending to boast; characterized by boasting
ˈboastfully adv
ˈboastfulness n

boast•ful

(ˈboʊst fəl)

adj.
given to or characterized by boasting.
[1275–1325]
boast′ful•ly, adv.
boast′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.boastful - exhibiting self-importanceboastful - exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

boastful

boastful

adjective
Characterized by or given to boasting:
Translations
مُتَفاخِر، مُتَبَجِّح
vychloubačný
dicsekvőhencegőkérkedő
grobbinn
vystatovačný
kendini övenövünen

boastful

[ˈbəʊstfʊl] ADJjactancioso, fanfarrón

boastful

[ˈbəʊstfʊl] adjvantard(e)

boastful

adj, boastfully
advprahlerisch

boastful

[ˈbəʊstfʊl] adjpieno/a di sé, che si vanta sempre

boast

(bəust) verb
to talk with too much pride. He was always boasting about how clever his son was.
noun
the words used in talking proudly about something. His boast is that he has never yet lost a match.
ˈboastful adjective
ˈboastfully adverb
ˈboastfulness noun
ˈboasting noun
References in classic literature ?
When their strife was at its height, a Bramble from the neighboring hedge lifted up its voice, and said in a boastful tone: "Pray, my dear friends, in my presence at least cease from such vain disputings.
He declared, in his boastful way, that we should see the Diamond on his finger, if the English army took Seringapatam.
She was a conceited, boastful old thing, and even misfortune could not humble her.
In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste.
without knowing why or how this bit of boastful patriotism slipped out at the end.
At the time the Pequod was making good speed through the water; but as the broad-winged windward stranger shot nigh to her, the boastful sails all fell together as blank bladders that are burst, and all life fled from the smitten hull.
They were a vain and boastful company of heroes when the tale was done.
Over his soiled countenance there went a boastful smile.
And she, full of anger, decided to make good the boastful words of her messenger and take Brown Bull by force.
You are a boastful champion,' replied Heathcliff; 'but I don't like you well enough to hurt him: you shall get the full benefit of the torment, as long as it lasts.
They were even boastful of its eminence in those particulars, and were fired by an express conviction that, if it were less objectionable, it would be less respectable.
The Canadians, especially, who, with their constitutional vivacity, have a considerable dash of the gascon, were buoyant and boastful, and great brag arts as to the future; while all those who had been in the service of the Northwest Company, and engaged in the Indian trade, plumed themselves upon their hardihood and their capacity to endure privations.