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Adjective: swaggering  swa-gu-ring
  1. Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    "a more swaggering mood than usual";
    - disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy [informal], supercilious, orgulous [archaic], toplofty [US, informal]
  2. Flamboyantly adventurous
    - swashbuckling
Verb: swagger  swa-gu(r)
  1. To walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
    "He swaggers around like a rooster in a hen house";
    - tittup, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay [N. Amer], cock
  2. Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    - browbeat, bully
  3. Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
    - bluster, swash

See also: adventuresome, adventurous, proud

Type of: act, behave, blarney, cajole, coax, do, inveigle, palaver, sweet-talk, walk, wheedle

Encyclopedia: Swaggering