VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS

4. Extrinsic Affections

Boasting.

[Nouns] boasting; boast, vaunt, crake; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade; blague, bluff, gas; highfalutin, highfaluting; hot air, spread-eagleism [U.S.]; brag, braggardism; bravado, bunkum, buncombe; jactitation, jactancy; bounce; venditation, vaporing, rodomontade, bombast, fine talking, tall talk, magniloquence, teratology, heroics; Chauvinism; exaggeration [more].

vanity [more]; vox et praeterea nihil; much cry and little wool, brutum fulmen.

exultation; gloriation, glorification; flourish of trumpets; triumph [more].

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

[Verbs] boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, puff, show off, flourish, crake, crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, vapor; blague, blow, four-flush, bluff.

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

[Adjectives] boasting; magniloquent, flaming, Thrasonic, stilted, gasconading, braggart, boastful, pretentious, soi-disant; vainglorious (conceited) [more]; highfalutin, highfaluting; spread-eagle [U.S.].

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

vaunted

[Adverbs] vauntingly

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

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