Boastful



given to or characterized by boasting.
Contemporary Examples

Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’ Tim Teeman March 5, 2014
Mitt Romney’s Delusions of Victory Matt Latimer November 2, 2012
10 Most Outrageous Scandals Samuel P. Jacobs March 6, 2010
The Myth of the Central Park Five Edward Conlon October 18, 2014
Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem Jefferson Morley July 3, 2013

Historical Examples

Aladdin of London Sir Max Pemberton
Within the Law Marvin Dana
Thoughts on African Colonization William Lloyd Garrison
The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
Wolf Breed Jackson Gregory

adjective
tending to boast; characterized by boasting
adj.

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