boastful boastful  /ˈboʊst fəl/


  • (adj) exhibiting self-importance


  1. The mere plans for it have already made her proud again, and boastful.
  2. Even Iraqi commanders, hailed by the Americans and boastful of their recent fights, are doubtful of whether their troops could ultimately stand alone.
  3. The boastful and rich uncle called his Sputnik Vanguard.


  1. 'Huge character win' for Blackhawks

    BOSTON - The Stanley Cup Finals were headed back to Chicago no matter how Game 4 turned out Wednesday night at TD Garden. But by virtue of their 6-5 overtime victory over the Bruins, the Blackhawks remained relevant in the Cup conversation while silencing a boatload of boastful Bostonians who had already begun mapping out a victory parade route.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  2. Not Just Kanye: 7 More Extreme Celebrity Profiles

    The rapper's recent profile was expectedly boastful and predictably fun reading -- and it joins these famous profiles in the hall of fame
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Time Magazine


  1. "He's a boastful character. I think after four years of silence, he'd probably like to be up there with the likes of bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri as a major figure and ideologue, and impress people with everything he's done," said Ahmed...
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Ahmed Rashid Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I feel like we've got a shot, you know what I mean," Earnhardt said. "Nobody's boastful enough, I don't think, personality-wise to come in here and claim that (he should be considered the favorite). I wouldn't expect anybody to do that. But...
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Dale Earnhardt Jr Source:

  3. Love her or hate her -- Christopher Hitchens calls her "a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus" -- in two short months, Sarah Palin has made it hard to imagine politics without her.
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Christopher Hitchens Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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