American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Boastfulness; bravado.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boast or boasting; vaunt; bravado; vaunting or boastful talk.
- To boast; brag; vaunt; bluster.
- n. Boastful talk.
- v. obsolete, derogatory To talk boastfully.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A boast or boasting; a vaunt; a bravado; a bragging; braggodocio.
- v. To boast; to brag; to bluster.
- n. an instance of boastful talk
- v. show off
- From French gasconnade. (Wiktionary)
- French gasconnade, from Gascon, Gascon; see Gascon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Morrow said there was too much of that kind of gasconade in America, and that after our desperate struggle at home we would not be likely to engage in one with England.”
“In fact, the as-yet-unbuilt yacht is so big, it's actually a "Gigayacht", the press release adds, with a touch of gasconade--as though the author of the release said to himself "hang on old chap, megayacht sounds a bit runty", and went one bigger.”
“Just now, when every one is bound, under pain of a decree in absence convicting them of lese-respectability, to enter on some lucrative profession, and labour therein with something not far short of enthusiasm, a cry from the opposite party who are content when they have enough, and like to look on and enjoy in the meanwhile, savours a little of bravado and gasconade.”
“Everything has the proper look of a spectacular gasconade, and the most spectacular ingredient of all is newcomer Catherine Zeta Jones, a Steven Spielberg discovery whose dark eyes, porcelain skin and meltingly radiant yet mischievous smile reminded me of the late, great Natalie Wood.”
“That was an ugly threat, if it was not mere gasconade.”
“With all the gasconade common to Orientals generally, the chiefs of the countries I have mentioned, are cowards at heart, tyrants as they are when opportunity offers; and they dread the sight of a ship of war in their harbours.”
“You do not speak like a Highlander," said Montaiglon, finding some of this gasconade unintelligible.”
“It will be evident to them that the actor made love luringly and died effectively, that he was capable of lyric reading and staccato gasconade, that he had a burly humor and that touch of sentiment that trembles into tears.”
“The captain of Le Genereux, in an official letter of true French gasconade, describes the Leander as carrying "seventy-four guns, twenty-four, and thirty pounders on the lower deck, and twelve pounders on the upper!”
“Notwithstanding the gasconade of his report of his negative victory over Admiral Calder,”
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