braggart :

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  • n  a very boastful and talkative person
  • s  exhibiting self-importance

  • He was a bully, a braggart and a rebel with a big chip on his shoulder.
  • The answer was half right because Pistol is a cowardly braggart.
  • But the post-colonial moment ultimately demanded an individual touch--whether of warrior, statesman, braggart or showman.
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  • If You Must Cheat, Cheat Quietly
    Late last week, a Pennsylvania woman made the national news after the Facebook post in which she outed a cheating braggart and/or liar went viral. "If this is your husband, I have endured a 2 hour train ride from Philadelphia listening to this loser and his friends brag about their multiple ... More »
    June 10, 2013 - New York Magazine

  • Daniel Sullivan in 680 News
    Sam is by no means a sainted figure in this play,Sullivan, the director, said in an e-mail to the AP. "He's a braggart, who, like his brother Max, has a bloated sense of his own self worth; he's in complete denial of how others treat him...
  • Ismail Haniyeh in Ha'aretz
    Speaking to thousands of students at the University of Tehran on Friday, Haniyeh said: "The braggart of the world [the United States] and the Zionists ...... want us to accept the theft of Palestinian lands, stop the jihad and the resistance and...
  • Neil Gaiman in
    The joy of Beowulf, for me, is that it's about this monstrous self-absorbed braggart hero who really is a hero - but he's everything else as well,Gaiman says. "For me, the engine that drives the film is when we revisit him 40 years later...

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