Definition Boast

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Definition

to boast: to glorify oneself, to brag, to show off
verb
Kevin often boasted about owning a Mercedes and a BMW, until they were both stolen. He doesn't talk about his possessions anymore.

boastful: arrogant, one that exhibits self-importance, self-aggrandizing
idiom
Without being boastful, I graduated at the top of my class at Oxford. Well, I suppose that I am boasting a little bit, but when you have achieved the things I have, one has a right to brag.

Examples

  • "These days, boasting about short nights seems more silly than manly, not to mention that anyone still working on Wall Street is lucky to have a job during these tough economic times!"

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