(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Bragging speech
1. boasting, boast, vaunt[ing], puff, fanfaronade, bluster, gasconade, braggadocio, bravado, swagger, exultation, jactation; gloating, exultation; buncombe (See absurdity); bounce (Brit.); rodomontade, bombast, bluff, tall talk, magniloquence, grandiloquence, heroics, chauvinism; exaggeration, much cry and little wool. Slang, [hot] dog, side, bunk, hot air, big or fancy talk, front, bullshit, fish story. See vanity, rejoicing, ostentation.
2. boaster, braggart, Gascon, pretender, soi-disant, blusterer. Slang, blowhard, windbag, loudmouth, drugstore cowboy, knocker. See evidence, insolence.
Verbs — boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, puff, swagger, roister; preen or plume oneself; bluster, bluff; exult, gloat, crow over, neigh, throw up one's cap; flatter oneself, pat oneself on the back; gloat, exult, crow. Informal, talk big, show off, blow or toot one's own horn. Slang, give oneself airs, put on the side or dog, put up a big front, profile, cack, gam; lay it on thick, bullshit.
Adjectives — boastful, magniloquent, soi-disant; vainglorious, bombastic, pompous, chauvinist, extravagant, high-flown, ostentatious, heroic, grandiose; exultant; in high feather, flushed with victory, cock-a-hoop, on stilts, inflated, pretentious; gloating, exultant, crowing. Slang, all piss and wind, all mouth and trousers.
Adverbs — boastfully, bombastically, etc.
Phrases — big boast, small roast.
Quotations — It ain't braggin' if you can do it (Dizzy Dean), Anything you can do, I can do better (Irving Berlin), He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow (T. S. Eliot).
Antonyms, See modesty.

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