AskDefine | Define boastful

Dictionary Definition

boastful adj : exhibiting self-importance; "big talk" [syn: braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising]

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English

Etymology

From boast + -ful.

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Tending to boast or brag.
    He wrote a boastful autobiography, recording all his great deeds.

Translations

tending to boast or brag

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Gascon, arrogant, boasting, braggart, bragging, cock-a-hoop, conceited, egotistical, exultant, fanfaron, fanfaronading, gasconading, haughty, ostentatious, pretentious, proud, rodomontade, self-advertising, self-aggrandizing, self-applauding, self-flattering, self-glorious, self-lauding, self-vaunting, show-off, swelled-headed, thrasonic, thrasonical, vain, vainglorious, vaporing, vaunting
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