boasting boasting  /ˈboʊ stɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) speaking of yourself in superlatives

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Each seemed more interested in boasting of Tony's gifts than in providing the selfless attention he needed.
  2. Among the embittered population of Iraq, it's not hard to find young men who talk the terrorist talk, boasting of their willingness to serve as human bombs.
  3. These disco-loving Scottish art-school punks spend much of their second album boasting of their badness.

News

  1. Pope: Don't pretend to be sinless; preaching Gospel demands humility

    When boasting of having Jesus Christ as one's savior, people shouldn't pretend they aren't guilty of sin, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

  2. College Baseball World Series 2013: Exciting Players to Watch in Omaha

    Boasting a ton of MLB talent, the 2013 College Baseball World Series is a tournament you won't want to miss. From Omaha, Neb., eight teams will compete in a double-elimination tournament in hopes of clinching a national championship and etching their names into the record books. With the World Series beginning on Saturday, June 15, we're highlighting a few exciting players you'll want to see ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Quick Drive

    Boasting an EPA-estimated 27/46/33 mpg city/highway/combined, the diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan is now hitting dealerships in select cities. We took a brief drive in the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel — Chevrolet's first diesel-powered car...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Cars.com

Quotes

  1. "Mr Turnbull and the Liberals have been boasting for a long time now that they are in possession of this information. Well the time has come to produce this information to the parliament for authentication," Mr Rudd said after attending a church...
    on Jun 21, 2009 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Times Online

  2. "It's embarrassingly pathetic. In fact, it's one of the meanest in the planet," Sir Bob told reporters. "For a country that keeps boasting about its huge growth, which is absolutely correct, you should boast and be proud of it, (but) is 99.5...
    on Nov 18, 2007 By: Bob Geldof Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "What there is in existence are tapes, both audio and visual, of an assistant to a member of the royal family boasting of how they received a sex act from this royal," Di Stefano said. "Whether that act took place, I do not know."
    on Oct 29, 2007 By: Ronnie Biggs Source: New York Daily News

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