Definition of Boasting

1. Noun. Speaking of yourself in superlatives.




Definition of Boasting

1. n. The act of glorying or vaunting; vainglorious speaking; ostentatious display.

Definition of Boasting

1. Verb. (present participle of boast) ¹

2. Noun. The making of boasts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boasting

1. boast [v] - See also: boast

Medical Definition of Boasting

1. The act of glorying or vaunting; vainglorious speaking; ostentatious display. "When boasting ends, then dignity begins." (Young) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boasting

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boast
boastance
boasted
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boasters
boastest
boasteth
boastful
boastfull
boastfully
boastfulness
boastfulnesses
boasting (current term)
boastingly
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boastless
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boat-billed heron
boat-race
boat-shaped
boat-shaped abdomen
boat-tail
boat bug
boat bugs
boat club

Literary usage of Boasting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards (1809)
"... yet if they were by another, how d^d that exclude boasting ? How was their boasting excluded, unless all goodness ov e,*;T ..."

2. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, William George Clark, William Aldis Wright (1878)
"No boasting like a fool; This deed I 'll do before this purpose cool. But no more sights!—Where are these gentlemen ? Come, bring me where they are. ..."

3. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... «nd what of the others, in consequence of men'* natural tendency to boasting with regard to their own numbers, was regarded with distrust. ..."

4. Biblical Commentary on the Proverbs of Solomon by Franz Delitzsch (1882)
"The first pair is directed against unseemly boasting: Ver. ... 14, the 3 of the ground of boasting. One boasts of to-morrow when he boasts of that which he ..."

5. Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Edna Henry Lee Turpin (1903)
"THE boasting WOLF A fox was one day talking to a wolf about men. " They are so strong and so brave," it said, " that all beasts fear them. ..."

6. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"His vain boasting, as if having disproved this ... The false reasoning and vain boasting of the adversary. WE come now to Socinus himself. ..."

7. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, John Wilson Croker (1831)
"... when Dr. Adam Smith1 was Tear to boasting of it, he turned to him and said, " Pray, sir, have you ever ..."

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