HyperDic: boast

English > 3 senses of the word boast:
VERBcommunicationboast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconadeshow off
stativeboast, sport, featurewear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
NOUNcommunicationboast, boasting, self-praise, jactitationspeaking of yourself in superlatives
boast > pronunciation
Soundsbow'st
Rhymesalmost ... westernmost: 30 rhymes with owst...
English > boast: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningspeaking of yourself in superlatives.
Synonymsboasting, self-praise, jactitation
Narrowerbrag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing, line-shooting, gasconadeAn instance of boastful talk
braggadocio, bluster, rodomontade, rhodomontadevain and empty boasting
self-assertionThe act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
vauntextravagant self-praise
Broaderspeech actThe use of language to perform some act
Spanishautoadulación, autobombo, farde, jactancia
Catalanautoadulació, autobombo, jactància
Verbsboastshow off
English > boast: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningshow off.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to somebody
Synonymstout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade
Narrowergloat, triumph, crowDwell on with satisfaction
puffspeak in a blustering or scornful manner
Broaderoverstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplifyTo enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
Spanishalardear, bravear, dragonear, fachendear, fanfarronear, farolear, gallardear, gloriarse, jactarse, ostentar, presumir, ufanarse, vanagloriarse
Catalanfanfarronejar, gallejar, jactar-se, vanar-se
Nounsboastspeaking of yourself in superlatives
boastera very boastful and talkative person
English > boast: 3 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningWear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymssport, feature
Broaderhave, featureHave as a feature
Spanishalardear, constar, ostentar, preciarse
Catalanconstar, gallejar, jactar-se, presumir, vanar-se

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