Part of speech: verb

To proclaim ostentatiously; vaunt; exult; glory.

Part of speech: noun

A boastful speech.

Part of speech: noun

A source of pride.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "boast":

  1. You may laugh if you like, but I have the best of it; it isn't everybody who can boast of having written five lines of poetry together with Robert Browning. - "Fragments of an Autobiography", Felix Moscheles.
  2. The Lakes of Killarney would scarcely be called lakes in our country, where we boast such grand inland seas under that name. - "Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children", Grace Greenwood.
  3. Not of works, lest any man should boast. - "The Pharisee And The Publican", John Bunyan.