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’
    • ‘He can still be boastful though, brash and arrogant.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We're tired of Lori's yapping mouth and boastful monologues.’
    • ‘And I don't mean that as an egotistical statement or a boastful statement.’
    • ‘On the contrast, he had stopped acting arrogant and boastful, and was even becoming shy and modest.’
    • ‘He oozes confidence in his ability to please, without any of the boastful pretense that a human with his charms would inevitably have.’
    • ‘As I've said before, I don't want to put up pictures, because it seems boastful and ostentatious.’
    • ‘Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; never selfish, not quick to take offense.’
    • ‘You have a considerable amount of self-confidence, and you like yourself without being conceited or boastful.’
    • ‘Loman is a rather unpleasant figure throughout much of the play, a boastful blowhard, a bully, a coward.’
    • ‘Also known for his almost demonic pride, he produced masterpieces of boastful verses.’
    • ‘Plato describes him as a vain man being both arrogant and boastful, having a wide but superficial knowledge.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.’
    • ‘Never arrogant or boastful, they stand their ground and carry themselves with authority.’
    • ‘The industry has been quite creative, indeed even boastful at times, about their solutions to this ever-growing problem.’
    • ‘But I want to remind him of this one simple fact before he becomes excessively boastful, as he is wont to do.’
    bragging, crowing, swaggering, braggart, overweening, overbearing, bumptious, puffed up, vaunting, blowhard, ostentatious, full of oneself
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