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Definitions for boastful
ˈboʊst fəlboast·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boastful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandisingadjective

    exhibiting self-importance

    "big talk"

Wiktionary

  1. boastfuladjective

    Tending to boast or brag.

    He wrote a boastful autobiography, recording all his great deeds.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Boastfuladjective

    Ostentatious; inclined to brag.

    Etymology: from boast and full.

    Boastful, and rough, your first son is a ’squire;
    The next a tradesman, meek, and much a liar. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boastfuladjective

    given to, or full of, boasting; inclined to boast; vaunting; vainglorious; self-praising

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boastful in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boastful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of boastful in a Sentence

  1. Little Rock:

    Civilization culminates in the power-press. It is the grand total of the difference between a boastful United Statian and a beastly Hottentot, —between Yankee Doodle and Timbucktoodle

  2. Bible, Paul, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:

    Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

  3. Jared Allen:

    You tell people that and they think that's very boastful, very aggressive. But setting mediocre goals is setting yourself up for mediocrity, i always like to shoot for the moon and see what happens.

  4. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    It will be an ill day when our brethren take to bragging and boasting and call it 'testimony to the victorious Christian life.' We trust that holiness will be more than ever the aim of believers, but not the boastful holiness which has deluded some of the excellent of the earth into vain glory, and under which their firmest friends shudder for them.

  5. Representative Adam Schiff:

    Given North Korea's often boastful claims in the past, its assertion that it has mastered the science necessary for a thermonuclear explosion cannot be accepted uncritically.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. summon
    • B. efface
    • C. abide
    • D. affront

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