American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Boastful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given to bragging; boasting; vainglorious.
- Proceeding from or exhibiting ostentation; ostentatious; boasting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Thraso; like, or becoming to, Thraso; bragging; boastful; vainglorious.
- Via Latin from Greek Θρασων (a boastful soldier in Terence’s Eunuchus), from θρασυς ‘bold, spirited’. (Wiktionary)
- After Thrasō, a character in the play Eunuchus by Terence. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Let your extemporaneous descantings and unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility and veracious vivacity, without rhodomontade or thrasonical bombast.”
“Novi hominem tanquam te: his humour is lofty, his discourse peremptory, his tongue filed, his eye ambitious, his gait majestical, and his general behavior vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical.”
“He guffawed silently in his own mental chamber at such sanctimonious, thrasonical ravings, for childish behavior of long ago was not evidence for his untenable claim of being a kind man and thus a good one.”
“MACDONALD is magniloquent, perhaps a bit thrasonical;”
“Junker-led men could do they have since done to make that thrasonical brag good.”
“With this thrasonical challenge the pirates set sail for Otoque, another of the islands in the bay; for Taboga, though it was "an exceeding pleasant island," was by this time bare of meat.”
“Novi hominem tanquam te: his humour is lofty, his discourse peremptory, his tongue filed, his eye ambitious, his gait majestical, and his general behaviour vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical.”
“Buckingham's fanfaronading, thrasonical disposition, a form of vain, empty boasting peculiar to megalomaniacs.”
“Climene, was moved almost to tears by the hard fate which through four long acts kept her from the hungering arms of the so beautiful Leandre, howled its delight over the ignominy of Pantaloon, the buffooneries of his sprightly lackey Harlequin, and the thrasonical strut and bellowing fierceness of the cowardly Rhodomont.”
“Not since the superb Mondor amazed the world has so thrasonical a bully been seen upon the stage.”
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