Definition of braggadocious in English:



  • Boastful or arrogant.

    ‘it sounds braggadocious, but I don't think I ever dropped a pass in a game’
    ‘I've never been a braggadocious kind of guy’
    • ‘Unusually character-driven for a genre that typically deals in braggadocious montages of big barrel riding, this polished Australian production is buoyed along by the outsized personalities of a pair of pushing-50 best mates.’
    • ‘After one season with the New England Patriots, Johnson has decided to go back to his old, braggadocious self.’
    • ‘Elizabeth is really not a braggadocious person.’
    • ‘It may have been braggadocious, but it wasn't untrue.’
    • ‘At least one tweet was pretty braggadocious; it casually mentioned "my third sailboat" with an accompanying photo.’
    • ‘I'm not being braggadocious about this, but I play well.’
    • ‘Actually, being a rapper might just be a strong plus in portraying the early, braggadocious Cassius Clay.’
    • ‘This is an album of braggadocious hip-hop, full-bodied with confrontational street style.’
    • ‘Lyrically it doesn't go beyond braggadocious bluster and more local-musician name-drops.’
    • ‘Even though he seems to be a little braggadocious about being an Americorps volunteer, he seems to be a decent guy.’
    • ‘I don't want to seem braggadocious, but people keep telling me it's the most famous house in the country, after the White House.’
    bragging, crowing, swaggering, braggart, overweening, overbearing, bumptious, puffed up, vaunting, blowhard, ostentatious, full of oneself
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Mid 19th century: from braggadocio + -ous.