bragging


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brag

 (brăg)
v. bragged, brag·ging, brags
v.intr.
To talk or write about oneself in a proud or self-impressed way. See Synonyms at boast1.
v.tr.
To say (something about oneself) boastfully.
n.
1. A boast.
2. Arrogant or boastful speech.
3. Games A card game similar to poker.
adj. brag·ger, brag·gest
Exceptionally fine.

[Middle English braggen, from brag, ostentatious.]

brag′ger n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bragging - an instance of boastful talkbragging - an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives
Adj.1.bragging - exhibiting self-importancebragging - 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"
Translations

bragging

[ˈbrægɪŋ] Nfanfarronadas fpl

bragging

nPrahlerei f, → Angeberei f

bragging

[ˈbrægɪŋ]
1. nvanterie fpl
2. adj (tone) → da spaccone/a
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What a bragging, blustering, brave, lovable fellow she made of the old artist
Precisely," said Schliemann; "the low knavery and the ferocious cruelty incidental to them, the plotting and the lying and the bribing, the blustering and bragging, the screaming egotism, the hurrying and worrying.
No; it's only disputing, and bragging, the way children do.
Then what am I making professions for; what am I bragging about; when it is fitter for me to handle the distaff than the sword?
When, however, death took him to the house of Hades, his sons divided his estate and cast lots for their shares, but to me they gave a holding and little else; nevertheless, my valour enabled me to marry into a rich family, for I was not given to bragging, or shirking on the field of battle.
Let him keep his bragging talk for his own sons and daughters, who must perforce obey him.
And well they may say so, Aggy,” cried Richard, leaving the buck and walking up to the negro with the air of a man who has new interest awakened within him, “I think I may say, without bragging, that it is the handsomest and the most scientific country church in America.
For a while they managed remarkably well; only their habit of bragging was prodigious.
It decked itself in flowing curls and scarlet doublets, and went courting, and bragging, and bouncing--making a brave show.
I kinder knew I'd want to take a ride to-night," Eady, in his triumph, tried to put a sentimental note into his bragging voice.
They were, in fact, a necessitous family; numerous, too, almost beyond example; by no means respected in their own neighbourhood, as he had lately had particular opportunities of discovering; aiming at a style of life which their fortune could not warrant; seeking to better themselves by wealthy connections; a forward, bragging, scheming race.
And without distinct good of this kind in its promises, Reform seemed on a footing with the bragging of pedlers, which was a hint for distrust to every knowing person.