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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitationnoun

    speaking of yourself in superlatives


  1. boastingnoun

    The making of boasts.

    It get boring listening to his boasting about his daughter.


  1. Boasting

    Boasting or bragging is speaking with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities. Boasting occurs when someone feels a sense of satisfaction or when someone feels that whatever occurred proves their superiority and is recounting accomplishments so that others will feel admiration or envy.Individuals construct an image of themselves, a personal identity, and present themselves in a manner that is consistent with that image. Theodore Millon theorized that in self-presentation, individuals seek to balance boasting against discrediting themselves with excessive self-promotion or being caught blatantly misrepresenting themselves. Studies show that people often have a limited ability to perceive how their efforts at self-presentation are actually impacting their acceptance and likeability by others.


  1. boasting

    Boasting is the act of talking with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's accomplishments, possessions, or abilities. This often includes exaggerating to enhance one's perceived importance or impress others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boasting

    of Boast

  2. Boastingnoun

    the act of glorying or vaunting; vainglorious speaking; ostentatious display

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boasting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boasting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of boasting in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    We confide in our strength, without boasting of it we respect that of others, without fearing it.

  2. Ayo Khalil:

    Being moderate, this is what makes a man. Not going online, showing watches, boasting, smoking cigars and saying sensationalist things for views, if you’re a Muslim, it’s not the example you should be following. Who do you worship? Is it God, or is it Andrew Tate? We have to ask these questions.

  3. Bruce Lee:

    If I tell you I'm good, probably you will say that I am boasting. But if I tell you I'm not good, you'll know I'm lying.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    There are a lot of candidates out there feeling their oats and boasting,' I'm running no matter what. I don't care what Donald Trump says.' Anyone who says that is lying, that's an idiotic statement for someone to make who's actually thinking about running.

  5. The IEA:

    Several large LTO producers have been boasting of achieving large reductions in production costs in recent weeks. At the same time, producer hedging has reportedly gone steeply up, as companies took advantage of the rally to lock in profits, it would thus be premature to suggest that OPEC has won the battle for market share. The battle, rather, has just started.

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