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  1. boastverb

    Synonyms:
    brag

  2. boastverb

    to brag; to talk loudly in praise of oneself

    Synonyms:
    brag

  3. boastverb

    To play a boast shot

    Synonyms:
    brag

  4. boastverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitationverb

    speaking of yourself in superlatives

    Synonyms:
    jactation, boasting, jactitation, self-praise

  2. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconadeverb

    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, boastverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boastverb

    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. boastverb

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

  3. boastverb

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

  4. boastnoun

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

  5. boastnoun

    Synonyms:
    cause of pride or laudable exultation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boastverb

    Synonyms:
    brag, vaunt, vapor, gasconade

    Antonyms:
    belittle, decry, disparage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "boast":

    brag

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How to use boast in a sentence?

  1. Aaron Liao:

    You can say to it ‘Find me men’s shorts’ and I can give you turn-by-turn walking directions to every instance of men’s shirts, whether they are inside Bloomingdales, Abercrombie and Fitch, or Nordstrom, it’s amazingly accurate. We boast one meter of accuracy, which is effectively the difference between leading you to men’s button-down shirts and the casual t-shirts that are right next to them. Three feet of accuracy means I can lead you directly to the soap versus the shampoo that’s right next to it.

  2. Peter Brodie:

    There is a negative proof of the value of Latin No one seems to boast of not knowing it.

  3. Samuel Beckett:

    We are not saints, but we have kept our appointment. How many people can boast as much?

  4. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.

  5. 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.


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