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1. boastful

adjective. ['ˈboʊstfəl'] exhibiting self-importance.

Synonyms

  • braggy
  • self-aggrandizing
  • braggart
  • big
  • bragging
  • crowing
  • proud
  • cock-a-hoop

Antonyms

  • small
  • little
  • stingy
  • nonpregnant

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • boast (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Boastful

  • apfel
  • apocryphal
  • awful
  • awful
  • baffle
  • baleful
  • bashful
  • beautiful
  • biffle
  • blissful
  • bountiful
  • bountiful
  • careful
  • cheerful
  • coffel
  • colorful
  • cranfill
  • deceitful
  • deceitful
  • delightful

How do you pronounce boastful?

Pronounce boastful as ˈboʊstfəl.

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Example sentences of the word boastful


1. Verb, base form
It’s not boastful to point out what you excel at or how you outperformed the competition.

2. Adjective
According to the Cleveland Clinic, the person with narcissistic personality disorder is boastful and self-centered.

Quotes containing the word boastful


1. Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
- Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

2. The best writers I've read possess oodles of self-doubt, yet claw their way up with each work and remain humble. Boastful ones, not so much.
- Don Roff

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