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Synonyms for boast
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitation(verb)

    speaking of yourself in superlatives

    Synonyms:
    jactation, boasting, jactitation, self-praise

  2. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade(verb)

    show off

    Synonyms:
    swash, gasconade, botch, splatter, bungle, muck up, splash, mishandle, bumble, botch up, brag, blow, burn out, flub, suck, waste, fumble, shove off, fellate, muff, ball up, sport, bollocks, mess up, feature, louse up, bollocks up, float, gas, bollix, plash, vaunt, screw up, spoil, tout, shoot a line, go down on, swagger, foul up, fluff, blow out, drift, bobble, bluster, be adrift, shove along, bollix up, squander, splosh, bodge, spatter

  3. sport, feature, boast(verb)

    wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner

    "she was sporting a new hat"

    Synonyms:
    have, feature, swash, gas, run around, lark, disport, cavort, frisk, vaunt, lark about, romp, gasconade, skylark, sport, frolic, tout, bluster, blow, gambol, brag, rollick, shoot a line

Wiktionary

  1. boast(verb)

    Synonyms:
    brag

  2. boast(verb)

    to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself

    Synonyms:
    brag

  3. boast(verb)

    To play a boast shot

    Synonyms:
    brag

  4. boast(verb)

    To possess something special.

    The hotel boasts one of the best views of the sea.

    Synonyms:
    brag

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. boast

    Ostentation is an ambitious showing forth of whatever is thought adapted to win admiration or praise; ostentation may be without words; as, the ostentation of wealth in fine residences, rich clothing, costly equipage, or the like; when in words, ostentation is rather in manner than in direct statement; as, the ostentation of learning. Boasting is in direct statement, and is louder and more vulgar than ostentation. There may be great display or show with little substance; ostentation suggests something substantial to be shown. Pageant, pageantry, parade, and pomp refer principally to affairs of arms or state; as, a royal pageant; a military parade. Pomp is some material demonstration of wealth and power, as in grand and stately ceremonial, rich furnishings, processions, etc., considered as worthy of the person or occasion in whose behalf it is manifested; pomp is the noble side of that which as ostentation is considered as arrogant and vain. Pageant and pageantry are inferior to pomp, denoting spectacular display designed to impress the public mind, and since the multitude is largely ignorant and thoughtless, the words pageant and pageantry have a suggestion of the transient and unsubstantial. Parade (Latin paro, prepare) is an exhibition as of troops in camp going through the evolutions that are to be used in battle, and suggests a lack of earnestness and direct or immediate occasion or demand; hence, in the more general sense, a parade is an uncalled for exhibition, and so used is a more disparaging word than ostentation; ostentation may spring merely from undue self-gratulation, parade implies a desire to impress others with a sense of one's abilities or resources, and is always offensive and somewhat contemptible; as, a parade of wealth or learning. Pomposity and pompousness are the affectation of pomp.

    Synonyms:
    boasting, display, flourish, ostentation, pageant, pageantry, parade, pomp, pomposity, pompousness, show, vaunt, vaunting

    Antonyms:
    diffidence, modesty, quietness, reserve, retirement, shrinking, timidity, unobtrusiveness

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. boast

    Synonyms:
    vaunt, brag, swagger, swell, bluster, vapor, triumph, glory

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boast(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    brag, vaunt, gasconade, BLUSTER, crow, crack, flourish, exalt one's self, magnify one's self, give one's self airs, TALK BIG, ride a high horse

  2. boast(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    magnify (unduly), make much of, boast of, brag of

  3. boast(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (sculp.) shape roughly (as a block of marble)

  4. boast(n.)

    Synonyms:
    vaunt, brag, gasconade, rodomontade, vaporing, bravado, boasting, blustering, swaggering, flourish of trumpets, much cry and little wool

  5. boast(n.)

    Synonyms:
    cause of pride or laudable exultation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boast(v)

    Synonyms:
    brag, vaunt, vapor, gasconade

    Antonyms:
    belittle, decry, disparage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    brag

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How to use boast in a sentence?

  1. Owen Labrie:

    I wanted to boast to my friends afterward. I misled them.

  2. N. P. Willis:

    But he who never sins can little boast Compared to him who goes and sins no more.

  3. Alberto Vellos:

    The economy has taken a hit under this administration, and while they boast about the infrastructure development, the people are saying we can't eat concrete.

  4. John Calvin:

    The Fanaticism which discards the Scripture, under the pretense of resorting to immediate revelations is subversive of every principle of Christianity. For when they boast extravagantly of the Spirit, the tendency is always to bury the Word of God so they may make room for their own falsehoods.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Everything here (on earth) is transient in nature i.e. everything is destined to last just for a short time. Now, that is why everything comes and goes. Oh! yes, nothing is constant and unchanging except change itself. Thus, never be carried away by luxuries of life. Moreover, never boast about vanities of life (your beauty, handsomeness, riches, money, wealth, assets, wisdom, insights, knowledge or stuffs like that). For surely, you will sooner or later abandon or leave everything you've acquired behind someday. ~Emeasoba George


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