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boast

boast

 
 
pronunciation:
bost
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: boasted, boasting, boasts
definition: to talk with an excess of pride, esp. about oneself; brag.
He's always boasting about his boat or one of his new cars.
synonyms:
brag, crow
similar words:
bluster, flaunt, gasconade, swagger
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to talk about with an excess of pride.
synonyms:
brag, vaunt
antonyms:
deprecate, depreciate
similar words:
flaunt
definition 2: to have pride by the ownership of.
The zoo boasts the largest collection of reptiles in the world.
similar words:
exhibit, have, possess
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of boasting.
synonyms:
bragging, rodomontade
similar words:
gasconade, jactitation, vaporing, vaunt
definition 2: something boasted about.
synonyms:
brag
similar words:
conceit, vanity
derivations: boastingly (adv.), boaster (n.)