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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
5. Extrinsic Affections
884. Boasting.
NOUN:BOASTING &c. v.; boast, vaunt, crake [obs.], pretense, pretensions, cock-a-hoopness, braggadocio, braggadocianism, puff [colloq.], puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade, bluff, highfaluting or highfalutin, blague [F.]; side [slang, Eng.], swagger, jingoism, spread-eagleism [U. S.]; brag, braggartism or braggardism, braggartry, bounce, rant, bluster, bravado, buncombe or bunkum [cant or slang, U. S.]; jactation, jactitation, jactancy; venditation ]obs.], vaporing, rodomontade, bombast, gas [slang], hot air [slang], fine talking, tall talk, tall story [both colloq.], fish story [humorous]; magniloquence, teratology [obs.], heroics; chauvinism; exaggeration [See Exaggeration]; vanity [See Vanity]; vox et prœterea nihil [L.]; much cry and little wool, brutum fulmen [L.].
  exultation, gloriation [obs.], glorification; flourish of trumpets; triumph [See Celebration].
  BOASTER, braggart, braggadocio, fanfaron, pretender, bluffer, blower [slang, U. S.], blower of his own trumpet, windbag [slang], hot-air artist [slang], Fourth of July orator; Thraso, Gascon; chauvinist, jingo, jingoist; blusterer, swaggerer [See Blusterer]; charlatan, trumpeter; puppy (fop) [See Fop].
VERB:BOAST, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, puff, show off, flourish, crake [obs.], crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, blague [F.], gasconade, vapor; blow [slang], fourflush [slang], bluff; talk big, draw the long bow, speak for Buncombe; faire claquer son fouet [F.], blow one’s own trumpet; put on side [slang, Eng.], swank [dial. Eng.]; let the American eagle scream, sing “Rule, Britannia,” indulge in jingoism; se faire valoir [F.], take merit to oneself, make a merit of; holloa before one is out of the wood.
  EXULT; crow, crow over [both colloq.], triumph, glory, jubilate, rejoice, maffick [colloq., Eng.], throw up one’s cap, yell oneself hoarse, cheer.
  gloat, gloat over; chuckle; neigh.
ADJECTIVE:BOASTING &c. v.; magniloquent, flaming, thrasonic [rare], thrasonical, stilted, gasconading, braggart, boastful, pretentious; vainglorious (conceited) [See Vanity]; highfaluting or highfalutin; spread-eagle [colloq. & humorous, U. S.].
  ELATE, elated, jubilant, triumphant, exultant; in high feather; flushed, - with victory; cock-a-hoop, cock-a-hoopish; on stilts [colloq.].
  vaunted &c. v.
ADVERB:VAUNTINGLY &c. adj.; in triumph; with a blare of trumpets.
  1. God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are.—Bible
  2. Facta non verba.
  3. The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.—Henry V
  4. What cracker is this same, that deafs our ears With this abundance of superfluous breath?—King John
  5. Every braggart shall be found an ass.—All’s Well
  6. Cæsar’s thrasonical brag of “I came, saw, and overcame.”—As You Like It
  7. Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.—Young



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