Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Boastfulness; vain ostentation: as, “what braggardism is this?” Also braggartism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Boastfulness; act of bragging.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun boastfulness; tendency to brag

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

braggart +‎ -ism

Examples

  • _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.

    A Study of Shakespeare

  • 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.

    The Fortune of the Rougons

  • We frequently hear boys crying out, with all the braggardism of a practiced gambler, "_I'll bet_" so and so.

    Anecdotes for Boys

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.

  • His manner's a comical bastardism,

    A union of unction and braggardism,

    But soon comes the hour

    The clown will take power

    And shtick become serious blackguardism.

    January 14, 2017