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Noun: boasting  bow-sting
  1. Speaking of oneself in a positive way with too much pride or self-indulgence
    "brash immodest boasting";
    - boast, self-praise, jactitation, skite [Austral, NZ, informal]
Verb: boast  bowst
  1. Show off, esp. with exaggeration
    - tout, swash [archaic], shoot a line [informal], brag, gas [informal], blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade [archaic], skite [Austral, NZ, informal]
  2. Wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    "she was boasting a new hat";
    - sport, feature

Derived forms: boastings

Type of: amplify, exaggerate, feature, have, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate, speech act

Encyclopedia: Boasting