(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. brag, bragging, vaunt, source of pride, gasconade, pretension, self-satisfaction, avowal, bravado, bluster.
1. [To brag]
Syn. gloat, triumph, brag, swagger, exult, crow, show off, vaunt, swell, strut, bluff, flaunt, bluster, bully, swash, vapor, gasconade, flourish, parade, congratulate oneself, plume oneself, flatter oneself, pat oneself on the back, sing one's own praises, talk big*, blow*, sound off*, mouth off*, hug oneself*, pat oneself on the back, puff oneself up*, blow one's own trumpet*, blow one's own horn*, draw the longbow*, give oneself airs*.
Ant. apologize*, humble oneself, be self-deprecating.
2. [To have to one's credit]
Syn. possess, pride oneself on, claim; see own 1 .
Syn.- boast , the basic term in this list, may suggest either reasonable or excessive pride or satisfaction, as in one's deeds or abilities [ you may well boast of your efficiency ] ; brag suggests greater ostentation and overstatement [ always bragging about the famous people she kNew ] ; vaunt , a formal, literary term, implies greater suavity but more vainglory than either of the preceding [vaunting of his prowess ] ; swagger suggests a proclaiming of one's superiority in an insolent or overbearing way; crow suggests loud boasting in exultation or triumph [crowing over their victory ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
bragging, bluster, vainglory, bravado, gasconade, braggadocio, *hot air, vaunt.
brag, *toot one's own horn, crow, bluster, show off, puff, *pat oneself on the back, swagger, strut, gasconade, gloat, flaunt, *blow.
ANT.: eat humble pie, downplay
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To talk with excessive pride: brag, crow, gasconade, rodomontade, vaunt. Informal: blow1. See PRAISE. 2. To have at one's disposal: command, enjoy, have, hold, possess. See OWNED. II noun An act of boasting: brag, braggadocio, fanfaronade, gasconade, rodomontade, vaunt. Informal: blow1. See PRAISE.

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