(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. See boasting.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. boast, swagger, exult, gloat; see boast 1 .
See Synonym Study at boast .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
boast, gloat, *blow one's own horn, crow, vaunt, swagger, strut, flaunt, puff, *talk big, *shovel it, *blowhard.
ANT.: downplay, *hide one s light under a bushel basket, be modest
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To talk with excessive pride: boast, crow, gasconade, rodomontade, vaunt. Informal: blow1. Upraise. II noun 1. An act of boasting: boast, braggadocio, fanfaronade, gasconade, rodomontade, vaunt. Informal: blow1. See PRAISE. 2. One given to boasting: boaster, braggadocio, braggart, bragger, vaunter. Informal: blow-hard. Slang: blower. See PRAISE. III adjective Exceptionally good of its kind: ace, banner, blue-ribbon, capital, champion, excellent, fine1, first-class, first-rate, prime, quality, splendid, superb, superior, terrific, tiptop, top. Informal: A-one, bully, dandy, great, swell, topflight, topnotch. Slang: boss. Chiefly British: tophole. See GOOD.

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