boastfulness


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Related to boastfulness: bragger

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.boastfulness - outspoken conceitboastfulness - outspoken conceit      
conceitedness, vanity, conceit - the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
Translations
تَفاخُر، تَبَجُّح
vychloubačnost
pralen
dicsekvés
grobb, sjálfshól
vystatovačnosť
kendini methetmeövüngenlik

boastfulness

[ˈbəʊstfʊlnɪs] Njactancia f, fanfarronería f

boastfulness

[ˈbəʊstfʊlnɪs] nvantardise f

boastfulness

nPrahlerei f

boastfulness

[ˈbəʊstfəlnɪs] nvanagloria

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 ?
Similarly, though with a subtle difference, a species of fervour or intoxication, known, without doubt, to have led some persons to brave the guillotine unnecessarily, and to die by it, was not mere boastfulness, but a wild infection of the wildly shaken public mind.
He looked rather sly when I mentioned Miss Skiffins, and stopped in the street to blow his nose, with a roll of the head and a flourish not quite free from latent boastfulness.
That boastfulness was not displeasing to Mazarin; he fell into meditation.
The strange exaltation of his mood had brought on one of his rare fits of boastfulness.
A little boastfulness in his fatherly tone here, as if he added in his heart, "even of the Chesney Wold station.
he said to himself, referring to his getting the peasant warm with the same boastfulness with which he spoke of his buying and selling.
The jays clamored loudly, and the trees whispered darkly, as before; and I somehow traced in the two sounds a fanciful analogy to the open boastfulness of Mr.
Produce me affirmative answers to these questions, which rest on solid proof, and I'll accept the present mania for athletic sports as something better than an outbreak of our insular boastfulness and our insular barbarity in a new form.
Instantly his attitude of good-natured bantering and pompous boastfulness dropped from him.
If I were to try my hand,' says Edwin, with a boyish boastfulness getting up in him, 'on a portrait of Miss Landless--in earnest, mind you; in earnest--you should see what I could do
One might have fancied he had talked it off; and that what was left, all standing up in disorder, was in that condition from being constantly blown about by his windy boastfulness.
Therefore Flora said, though still not without a certain boastfulness and triumph in her legacy, that Mr F.