Definitions for boastingly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

boast*boʊst(v.i.)

  1. to speak with exaggeration and excessive pride, esp. about oneself; brag.

  2. Archaic.to rejoice proudly; exult.

  3. (v.t.)to speak of with excessive pride or vanity.

  4. to be proud in the possession of:

    The town boasts two new schools.

  5. (n.)a thing boasted of; a cause for pride.

  6. exaggerated speech; bragging:

    empty boasts and threats.

* Syn: boast , brag imply vocal self-praise or claims to superiority over others. boast usu. refers to a particular ability, possession, etc., that may justify a good deal of pride: He boasts of his ability as a singer.brag , a more informal term, usu. suggests a more ostentatious and exaggerated boasting but less well-founded: He brags loudly about his marksmanship.

Origin of boast:

1250–1300; ME bost, of uncert. orig.

boast′ing•ly(adv.)

boastboʊst(v.t.)

  1. to dress or shape (stone) roughly.

    Category: Building Trades

Origin of boast:

1815–25

Wiktionary

  1. boastingly(Adverb)

    Boastfully.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boastingly(adverb)

    boastfully; with boasting

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