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  • v. Present participle of boast.
  • n. The making of boasts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of glorying or vaunting; vainglorious speaking; ostentatious display.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A glorying or vaunting; boastful or ostentatious words; bragging language.
  • n. Synonyms Brag, bravado, bluster, swagger, swaggering, vainglory, rodomontade, parade, vaporing, rant.
  • n. In masonry, the process of dressing the surface of a stone with a broad chisel and mallet.
  • n. In sculpture and carving, the act of cutting a stone roughly with a boasting-chisel, so as to give it the general contour of a statue or an ornament. Also called scabbling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. speaking of yourself in superlatives

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