Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a swaggering manner; with bravado.

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

  • adverb In a swaggering way.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

swaggering +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Actors sit still and lean forward as if they're not sure what they're going to hear next from the strapping, independent Lina (swaggeringly played by Andrea Cirie), whereas before -- and soon after -- the cast acts as if every line is a splendid epigram.

    George Bernard Shaw's 'Misalliance' misses the mark at Olney Theatre Center

  • It all adds up to a long, long night of romantic twaddle, though the second act there are three of "Jerusalem," which bears a surprisingly close family resemblance to William Saroyan's "The Time of Your Life," is actually pretty funny in places, and Mr. Rylance is swaggeringly good.

    Their Lives of Loud Desperation

  • As well, I demand that all of you make sure you let us Welsh continue to be bloody-minded and swaggeringly over-cocky in our triple-clowning, triple-crowning arrogance.

    Des Connor's 1971 Lions-bait remains absolutely priceless | Frank Keating

  • So, speaking as a man who is both swaggeringly homosexual and for most practical purposes a metaphysical naturalist and atheist, I say that gays and lesbians who are past the hormonal swings of adolescence, who understand the rudiments of logical thinking, and who genuinely love their own homosexuality, should not be offended — indeed, cannot be offended — by the things that conservative Christians say about us.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Street Preacher Arrested in England for Public Statements That Homosexuality is a Sin

  • Last week saw the release of Fire in Babylon , an acclaimed feature-length documentary about the golden age of West Indies cricket, the period during the late 1970s and early 1980s when they built the most awe-inspiring test team of all time, based around swaggeringly belligerent batsmen and a quartet of devastating fast bowlers.

    Poor Board, Poor Team

  • In the days when Madeleine Albright was swaggeringly declaring America “the indispensable nation … We stand tall and hence see farther,” much of the rest of the world shared the sentiments of an anonymous British diplomat who spoke of the Clinton administration in the same terms critics would later use to describe the George W. Bush administration:

    Globaloney

  • In the days when Madeleine Albright was swaggeringly declaring America “the indispensable nation … We stand tall and hence see farther,” much of the rest of the world shared the sentiments of an anonymous British diplomat who spoke of the Clinton administration in the same terms critics would later use to describe the George W. Bush administration:

    Globaloney

  • Even with the rise of a swaggeringly belligerent American foreign policy after September 11 on the one hand, and of China as a viable economic alternative to US global dominance on the other, the United States' melting pot democracy and seemingly endless potential for renewal and growth offered a model for the future.

    Mark Levine: History's Shifting Sands

  • I don't tend to think, swaggeringly, I'm going to ace this.

    A life in writing: Jennifer Egan

  • Well, at least Johnny Depp plays a manly swaggeringly handsome pirate in movies.

    ProWomanProLife » Oh yes, that’s of course entirely true

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