Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Inclined to boast.

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Usage examples "boastful":

  1. In fact, it was a matter of no consequence at all; what came very much closer home was the business of our deliverance, and over this we talked long and very earnestly, for he forgot to be mean and fierce and boastful, and I to dislike and fear him, when we spoke of getting away with our treasure, and returning to our native home. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. I know it seems foolish to repeat these things, but when the heart is full, one cannot always help being boastful and silly. - "Mabel's Mistake", Ann S. Stephens.
  3. He recalled with alarm the boastful statements of his fellow- traveller across the dining- table, and the professions of immorality which he had heard him offering to the disgusted Prince. - "New-Arabian-Nights", Stevenson, Robert Louis.