What is another word for boastful?

Pronunciation: [bˈə͡ʊstfə͡l] (IPA)

There are many different synonyms for the word "boastful" that can be used to describe someone who is overly proud of themselves or their achievements. Some common alternatives include "arrogant", "conceited", "egotistical", "vain", "pompous", "self-important", "exaggerated", "overblown", "self-aggrandizing", "self-promoting", and "vainglorious". Each of these words essentially conveys the same idea - that someone is overly confident or proud of themselves - but each may have slightly different connotations or implications depending on the context in which it is used. Ultimately, the choice of synonym will depend on the specific nuance or tone that the writer or speaker is trying to convey.

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What are the hypernyms for Boastful?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for boastful?

Boastful is an adjective used to describe someone who is overly proud of their accomplishments and frequently brags about them. Some antonyms or opposite words for boastful include modest, humble, unassuming, reserved, shy, and self-effacing. Modest refers to a person who is humble and unassuming about their abilities, while humble implies a person who is not arrogant or boastful about their accomplishments. Unassuming refers to a person who does not draw attention to themselves and their accomplishments. Reserved means a person who is quiet and does not engage in self-promotion. Shy means a person who is timid or lacking in confidence, while self-effacing is a person who does not draw attention to themselves and their accomplishments.

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Usage examples for Boastful

It was when Villemart, after a boastful enumeration of the superior merits of his order, called them the 'Enlighteners of the People.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
They were even boastful of its eminence in those particulars, and were fired by an express conviction that, if it were less objectionable, it would be less respectable.
"Dickens As an Educator"
James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
"That's what I did;" and Dick told of his sufferings during the sand-storm, not in a boastful way, but as if it were his purpose to give the prospectors the praise they deserved.
"Dick in the Desert"
James Otis

Famous quotes with Boastful

  • 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.
  • 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.
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Unlike modern military operations, whose names are chosen for their public relations value, operations in World War II were christened on the governing principle that the name should give no hint of the objective. To this, Winston Churchill added a second requirement: operations should not be given boastful or frivolous monikers. As he told Pug Ismay, "Intelligent thought will already supply an unlimited number of well-sounding names that do not suggest the character of the operation or disparage it in any way and do not enable some widow or mother to say that her son was killed in an operation called 'BUNNYHUG' or 'BALLYHOO'.
    Winston Churchill
  • The crippling human cover spread over the living layer of the Earth must forcibly be made lighter: breathing holes must be punctured in this blanket and the ecological footprint of man brushed away. Forms of boastful consumption must violently be crushed, the natality of the species violently controlled, and the number of those already born violently reduced — by any means possible.
    Pentti Linkola
  • Earth laughs in flowers to see her boastful boys Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs; Who steer the plough, but can not steer their feet Clear of the grave.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related words: proud, arrogant, egotistical, boastful person, proud person, proud of oneself

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