Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 884 (Boasting)

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#884. Boasting. -- N. boasting &c. v.; boast, vaunt, crake|; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade[obs]; gasconade; blague[obs], bluff, gas*; highfalutin, highfaluting[obs]; hot air, spread-eagleism [obs][U. S.]; brag, braggardism[obs]; bravado, bunkum, buncombe; jactitation[obs], jactancy[obs]; bounce; venditation|, vaporing, rodomontade, bombast, fine talking, tall talk, magniloquence, teratology|, heroics; Chauvinism; exaggeration &c. 549.

vanity &c. 880; vox et praeterea nihil[Lat]; much cry and little wool, brutum fulmen[Lat].

exultation; gloriation|, glorification; flourish of trumpets; triumph &c. 883.

boaster; braggart, braggadocio; Gascon[Fr], fanfaron[obs], pretender, soi-disant[Fr]; blower [U. S.], bluffer, Foxy Quiller[obs]; blusterer &c. 887; charlatan, jack-pudding, trumpeter; puppy &c. (fop) 854.

V. boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, Puff, show off, flourish, crake|, crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, vapor; blague[obs], blow, four- flush *, bluff.

exult, crow, crow over, neigh, chuckle, triumph; throw up one's cap; talk big, se faire valoir[Fr], faire claquer son fouet[obs][Fr], take merit to oneself, make a merit of, sing Io triumphe[obs], holloa before one is out of the wood[obs].

Adj. boasting &c. v.; magniloquent, flaming, Thrasonic, stilted, gasconading, braggart, boastful, pretentious, soi-disant[Fr]; vainglorious &c. (conceited) 880; highfalutin, highfaluting[obs]; spread-eagle [U. S.*].

elate, elated; jubilant, triumphant, exultant; in high feather; flushed, flushed with victory; cock-a-hoop; on stilts. vaunted &c. v.

Adv. vauntingly &c. adj.

Phr. " let the galled jade wince " [Hamlet]; facta non verba[Lat].