Definition of boastful in English:



  • Showing excessive pride and self-satisfaction in one's achievements, possessions, or abilities.

    ‘he always seemed to be rather boastful and above himself’
    ‘a boastful letter’
    • ‘Never arrogant or boastful, they stand their ground and carry themselves with authority.’
    • ‘Also known for his almost demonic pride, he produced masterpieces of boastful verses.’
    • ‘On the contrast, he had stopped acting arrogant and boastful, and was even becoming shy and modest.’
    • ‘Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; never selfish, not quick to take offense.’
    • ‘He oozes confidence in his ability to please, without any of the boastful pretense that a human with his charms would inevitably have.’
    • ‘The industry has been quite creative, indeed even boastful at times, about their solutions to this ever-growing problem.’
    • ‘Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.’
    • ‘But I want to remind him of this one simple fact before he becomes excessively boastful, as he is wont to do.’
    • ‘At the risk of sounding boastful, I had managed to go for quite a while without incurring any penalty for my illegal parking endeavors, so I was a bit miffed by the recent turn of events.’
    • ‘Unlike your average male specimen, he did not look proud and boastful when first me, then Riley squealed over his car.’
    • ‘Emma asked Mrs. Elton about her musical abilities, and she was both modest and boastful.’
    • ‘We're tired of Lori's yapping mouth and boastful monologues.’
    • ‘The brother's got the boastful swagger of your favorite rapper, the entrepreneurial instincts of a street hustler and a pen as swift as his tongue is sharp.’
    • ‘As I've said before, I don't want to put up pictures, because it seems boastful and ostentatious.’
    • ‘At the risk of sounding a bit boastful, I'd like to think that I have a decent knowledge of video games, past, present, and to some extent, future.’
    • ‘He can still be boastful though, brash and arrogant.’
    • ‘And I don't mean that as an egotistical statement or a boastful statement.’
    • ‘You have a considerable amount of self-confidence, and you like yourself without being conceited or boastful.’
    • ‘Plato describes him as a vain man being both arrogant and boastful, having a wide but superficial knowledge.’
    • ‘Loman is a rather unpleasant figure throughout much of the play, a boastful blowhard, a bully, a coward.’
    bragging, crowing, swaggering, braggart, overweening, overbearing, bumptious, puffed up, vaunting, blowhard, ostentatious, full of oneself
    cocky, conceited, proud, arrogant, vain, egotistical
    swanking, swanky, big-mouthed, big-headed, swollen-headed
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