fanfaronade


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fan·far·o·nade

 (făn′făr-ə-nād′, -näd′)
n.
1. Bragging or blustering manner or behavior.
2. A fanfare.

[French fanfaronnade, from Spanish fanfarronada, bluster, from fanfarrón, a braggart, perhaps from Arabic farfār, talkative, from farfara, to become agitated, become talkative.]

fanfaronade

(ˌfænfərəˈnɑːd)
n
rare boasting or flaunting behaviour; bluster
[C17: via French from Spanish fanfarronada, from fanfarrón boaster, from Arabic farfār garrulous]

fan•fa•ron•ade

(ˈfæn fər əˈneɪd, -ˈnɑd)

n.
bragging; bravado; bluster.
[1645–55; < French < Sp fanfarronada. See fanfare, -ade1]

fanfaronade

swaggering boastfulness; vainglorious speech or behavior. — fanfaron, n.
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fanfaronade

noun
An act of boasting:
Informal: blow.
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This costly penchant for opulence among Pastors, or leaders of different churches - which strikes one as though the purpose for which Christianity has become a widely-accepted religion is being turned upside down and sacrificed on the altar of fanfaronade and presumptuousness - indicates a very disturbing trend that must be nipped in the bud before it transmogrifies into a noxious epidemic, lest the entire Christian world and our dear nation be consumed by it.
Briscein has grown into a singer who as, for instance, Janacek's Lace makes splendid use of his physique and dramatic flexibility, being able to express both his vainglorious fanfaronade and cowardly flight from responsibility.
With a tree-wilting fanfaronade, Came the Jabber, all rodomontade!