Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who boasts, glories, or vaunts with exaggeration, or ostentatiously; a bragger.
- n. A broad chisel used in rough-hewing and dressing off the surface of a stone; a boasting-chisel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who boasts; a braggart.
- n. A stone mason's broad-faced chisel.
- n. a very boastful and talkative person
“The boaster is a well-known character in every Indian village; and it is quite plain from the number of stories warning us against self-praise, that the wise men of the tribe have not been slow to discover and point out this weakness of their people.”
“He refused to believe what he thought impossible, but honour obliged him to call the boaster to the field.”
“He sat rebuked in this man's presence -- this man whom, within the hour, he had called boaster and braggart, liar and coward.”
““As generally under - stood,” Aristotle said in the Ethics, “the boaster is a man who pretends to creditable qualities that he does not possess, or possesses in a lesser degree than he makes out, while conversely the self-depreciator dis - claims or disparages good qualities that he does possess.”
“Now, I do not mind being called a boaster, nor a dog either, but when he told me that my verses were not my own, I couldn't contain myself, so I told him he lied, whereupon he flung a glass of liquor in my face, and I knocked him down. ”
“The synonyms were spot-on: big mouth, blusterer, boaster, braggart, line-shooter, loudmouth, and — my personal favorite — vaunter.”
“If you are not rich or a fanatical figure spewing lies and half truths to boaster support, getting them votes, they have no interest in you or hearing your views.”
“Old Kinoos is a brave man, but Old Kinoos was never a boaster.”
“A quiet lad he was and not a boaster and braggart like lots o 'people seem to think.”
“Is it merely that our culture dislikes a boaster, and teaches us it's better to be modest, that people will like you better?”
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