from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Boastfulness; vain ostentation: as, “what braggardism is this?” Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Boastfulness; act of bragging.
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boastfulness; tendency to brag
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_As You Like It_ to the date of the _Winter's Tale_, and which no later poet had ventured to recombine in the same play till our own time had given us, in the author of _Tragaldabas_, one who could alternate without confusing the woodland courtship of Eliseo and Caprina with the tavern braggardism of Grif and Minotoro.
When the victors, magnifying the number of their adversaries with instinctive braggardism, spoke of about five hundred men, everybody protested against such a low estimate.
We frequently hear boys crying out, with all the braggardism of a practiced gambler, "_I'll bet_" so and so.