Definition of Boastful

1. Adjective. Exhibiting self-importance. "Big talk"




Definition of Boastful

1. a. Given to, or full of, boasting; inclined to boast; vaunting; vainglorious; self- praising.

Definition of Boastful

1. Adjective. Tending to boast or brag. ¹

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Definition of Boastful

1. given to boasting [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boastful

boarhound
boarhounds
boarish
boarlike
boars
boart
boarts
boas
boast
boastance
boasted
boaster
boasters
boastest
boasteth
boastful (current term)
boastfull
boastfully
boastfulness
boastfulnesses
boasting
boastingly
boastings
boastive
boastless
boasts
boat
boat-billed heron
boat-race
boat-shaped

Literary usage of Boastful

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1. Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp by John Avery Lomax (1919)
"THE LEGEND OF boastful BILL AT a round-up on the Gila One sweet morning long ago, Ten of us was throwed quite freely By a hoss from Idaho. ..."

2. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1877)
"... a few evenings later there were held public war-meetings at which Davis, Hunter, and Benjamin spoke, uttering the most defiant and boastful language. ..."

3. The Moral Philosophy of Aristotle: Consisting of a Translation of the by Aristotle, Walter Mooney Hatch, Edwin Hatch, William Archibald Spooner (1879)
"So then the diffident man and the boastful man are both in opposition to the truthful man, but the boastful man is the more widely opposed of the two. ..."

4. Robert Merry's Museum by Samuel G Goodrich (1842)
"... boastful Ass. I CAN hardly tell the reason, but the fact seems to be, that the ass, an honest and somewhat stupid animal, seems to hare given rise to ..."

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