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brag

brag

 
 
pronunciation:
braeg
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bragged, bragging, brags
definition: to speak with excessive pride in oneself, or anything or anyone associated with oneself; boast.
I'm tired of hearing her brag about her kids' accomplishments.
synonyms:
boast, crow, roister
similar words:
bluster, exaggerate, gasconade, swagger, swash
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to assert in a boastful manner.
He bragged that he was the best hitter in the league.
synonyms:
boast, vaunt
similar words:
exaggerate, trumpet
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an excessively proud or boastful statement.
You shouldn't take that seriously; it's just one of his brags.
synonyms:
boast, braggadocio, gasconade, vaunt
similar words:
bombast, bravado, exaggeration, rodomontade
definition 2: something to boast of.
synonyms:
boast
definition 3: one who boasts; braggart.
synonyms:
boaster, braggadocio, braggart
similar words:
gasconader, loudmouth, show-off, swaggerer
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derivations: braggingly (adv.), bragger (n.)