Definitions for boastboʊst
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word boast
boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitation(verb)
speaking of yourself in superlatives
boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade(verb)
sport, feature, boast(verb)
wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
"she was sporting a new hat"
A brag, a loud appraisal of oneself
A shot where the ball is driven off a side wall and then strikes the front wall
An oath or toast made during a ritual in Heathenry.
to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself
To play a boast shot
To possess something special.
The hotel boasts one of the best views of the sea.
to vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of one's exploits courage, descent, wealth
to speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult
to display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol
to display vaingloriously
to possess or have; as, to boast a name
to dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel
to shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required
act of boasting; vaunting or bragging
the cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, -- sometimes of laudable pride or exultation
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Rank popularity for the word 'boast' in Verbs Frequency: #981
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A candle cannot boast standing next to the sun.
I wanted to boast to my friends afterward. I misled them.
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.
But he who never sins can little boast
Compared to him who goes and sins no more.
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Translations for boast
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- самохвалство, хваля сеBulgarian
- prale, pralDanish
- angeben, prahlenGerman
- aɖegbeƒoƒo, ƒo aɖegbeEwe
- ostentar, jactanSpanish
- lesottaa, omakehu, rehennellä, leuhkiaFinnish
- fanfaronnade, vantardise, se vanterFrench
- התרברב, התרברבות, התפארות, התפארHebrew
- sjálfshól, mont, gortIcelandic
- vantarsi, vanteriaItalian
- 自慢, 力むJapanese
- et gloriatusLatin
- lielīties, dižoties, plātītiesLatvian
- bogen, opscheppenDutch
- skryt, skryteNorwegian
- szczycić się, chlubić się, przechwalać sięPolish
- ostentar, se exibirPortuguese
- хвастовство, хвастать, бахвалиться, хвастаться, хвалитьсяRussian
- chvastúňstvo, vychvaľovať sa, chvastať saSlovak
- skryta, skryt, skrävlaSwedish
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