Meaning of BOASTFUL in English


given to or characterized by boasting

a boastful old windbag

Synonyms: braggadocian, braggart, braggy, rodomontade, self-glorifying, vaunting

Related Word: arrogant, pretentious; cock-a-hoop, exultant; big-headed, conceited, swelled-headed; self-aggrandizing, self-applauding, self-flattering, vainglorious

Idioms: having a high opinion of oneself, seeing oneself larger than life

Contrasted words: self-depreciating, self-effacing, unassuming; bashful, demure, sheepish, shy, timid; quiet, reserved, restrained, retiring

Antonyms: modest

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